With the holidays, young families are getting together and you may have the opportunity to see how your child's development compares to other children. Is your child lagging behind his contemporaries? Or do you just have the feeling that something may be wrong? Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between a child with developmental delays and one who is more introverted/extroverted than most kids. So where can you go with your questions?
Attend the Early Intervention Information Session to learn more about services available for families with young children. Lynda Yordy of Schuylkill IU29 and Samantha Weisbeck of Service Access & Management Inc. (SAM) will be at the gymnasium of Schuylkill IU29, Maple Avenue Campus, 17 Maple Avenue, Marlin pm January 16 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. They will be discussing things important to families with children ages birth to 5 including transitioning to pre-school and kindergarten, behavior management resources, red flags and more.
Not that I ever would but....
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the 10th Annual Polar Plunge at Valley View Park tomorrow. As for me, I prefer to start January 1 with some leftover Christmas cookies and hot chocolate while snuggling under an afghan. If you want to start 2019 with a blast -- an Arctic blast -- the Pine Creek Polar Bear Plunge may be just the thing for you. The $20 registration fee includes the plunge at 1 p.m. (registration starts at noon), a pork and sauerkraut dinner at the Valley View Gun Club, musical entertainment (the Jimmy Buffet cover band Remy St. Martin of Parrot Beach) and an event t-shirt. The event benefits the trout nursery which raises fish used to stock local creeks as well as the Pine Creek Trout Rodeo for kids each June. Costumes are encouraged! You might want to consider dressing as Mary Poppins and bringing her famous umbrella since showers are expected on Tuesday!