2's & 3's Parent Minute- June 2016

June 2016

What’s going on with... the 2’s and 3’s??

A newsletter for parents of 2 and 3 year olds at LFAC


From the 2-3 year old classroom:                

Hey Parents! For the month of June, we’ll be teaching your kids these stories: ‘Jesus is a Friend’ aka Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-9), ‘Jesus is Alive’ (Luke 19:16b-20:31), ‘God Made Everything’ (Genesis 1, Psalm 139:13-16), and ‘Only God is Big’(Genesis 3).

And the verse we’ll be helping your child try to memorize is: “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and they are safe.” Proverbs 18:10 (See if they’re able to say it on their own!)

Thanks for partnering with us to help our class be a peaceful place. We know that sometimes that can mean extra work for you, but we really think it’s worthwhile.

We’re also on the lookout for parents to volunteer in the classroom. If you’re at all interested, please email Sharon Howard (showard@lfachurch.org) or talk to her anytime you see her!!!

Here are the teachers that will be with your 2-3 year old in June:

1st Service: Victoria Milcarek, Gabriela Candelario, Jenny Ritchie; 2nd Service: Tabatha Martinez, Jane Caldwell

Hey Parents!  Here’s an Idea to Try!

Sometimes a young toddler doesn’t know how to behave acceptably in certain places. And it’s tough when parents then get upset or frustrated at the toddler- because they’ve never taught them the appropriate behavior! Try this instead: teach a toddler what you want; don’t assume that your toddler knows all the social norms that you do. Help a toddler know the right manners by helping them look at people who are exemplifying the appropriate behavior. You can use this principle: “Look at what Mommy does with this. Look at how Daddy does this. This is how Baby will do it.” For example:

Toddler is at a restaurant standing up on her chair.

Parent: “Look at Daddy. See how he’s sitting down on his chair? Look at Uncle Roger. He’s sitting down. Look at the lady over there. She’s doing a good job sitting down. You do a good job sitting down too.”

Toddler is talking loudly during church service.

Parent (whispers): “See how Mommy is sitting quietly? See how Mr. Mike is sitting quietly? See how Sister is sitting quietly? Right now is a time to be quiet.”

Check out these important dates &         

stick ’em on your calendar today:           

      New First Grader Parent Gathering: July 31

      LFA Camp: August 1-5

      4 Year Old Parent Gathering: August 14

      2 Year Old Parent Gathering: August 28

      Parent Summit: November 19            

And how about some blogs to read?????

These QR codes take you to 3 blogs:

       Four Ways for Fathers to Engage at Home A blog giving some practical suggestions on connecting.


       Tired at the End of the Work Day Some thoughts on HOW dads can have the energy to engage their families when all they want to do is take a nap after work.


       Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother's Heart and Hope A free Ebook put out by some of desiringgod.org's contributors. http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/mom-enough-new-book