'Our children have blossomed'

'Our children have blossomed'

There are 2 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Feb 18, 2010, titled 'Our children have blossomed'. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

Playgroups are one way that First 5 Humboldt promotes "Protective Factors" -- conditions in families and communities that increase the health and well-being of children and families.

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Windsor, CA

#1 Feb 18, 2010
*cough* press release. *cough*

Santa Rosa, CA

#2 Feb 18, 2010
We had our children in play groups in the early 80's. Living in a rural community and in the country the nearest neighbor was not "just over the fence." We had weekly gatherings at one of the 8 parents' houses.(This group was not closed, it just so happened we were a group of 8 couples who all had our babies within 3-4 months of each other) Each parent in turn made lunch and we moms (and dads-my hubby was a stay at home dad while I was at work)got to visit, play and brainstorm over issues with our first and some second borns. It was most helpful and a wonderful experience for our kids-many of which are still friends! They can say now they have been acquainted with some of their friends "since they were 6 months old."

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