17Mar 2020

Learning Through Play Resource Booklet is here!

March 17th, 2020|

March's GetSet Toolkit topic is Learning Through Play.  While the toolkit distribution is delayed due to the COVID-19 we wanted you to have the resource guide right away.  As you spend more time at home as a family, check out the great materials to help you and your children learn through play! Get Set Version [...]

10Mar 2020

Four tips to keep dental hygiene fabulous!

March 10th, 2020|

I don’t know about you, but when I began brushing my infant’s gums and teeth...wow, was it a battle! (Strangely enough, his papa was able to distract and play and make this quite a fun moment. Hmm.) When it’s hard to engage the little one, and a small battle follows, it can certainly be discouraging. [...]

25Feb 2020

What Are Traumatic Experiences?

February 25th, 2020|

Check out this guest post from Sesame Street in Communities and see the website for more resources on this important topic! https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/activities/what-are-traumatic-experiences/ Traumatic experiences are events or circumstances that threaten one’s life, mental health, or physical well-being. Trauma is the physical and emotional response to those experiences. One in four children endure more than one [...]

11Feb 2020

How do traumatic experiences impact behavior by age?

February 11th, 2020|

Many children will go through experiences that could be traumatic in their lifetime whether it be loss of a loved one or other family changes like divorce. As a parent, how do we know that our child is showing signs that they are struggling? Check out this resource from Sesame Street in Communities with a [...]

22Jan 2020

Nurturing the Spirit of Our Children

January 22nd, 2020|

Check out this perspective on Nurturing the Spirit of Our Children by MacKenzie Henry at Mountain Sun Community School courtesy of their blog at mountainsunschool.org “If education recognizes the intrinsic value of the child’s personality and provides an environment suited to spiritual growth, we have the revelation of an entirely new child, whose astonishing characteristics [...]

13Jan 2020

Sharing Takes Practice!

January 13th, 2020|

Check out the latest blog post on sharing from Melanie Wilkins with Blue Ridge Community College. Sharing doesn’t always come easy or naturally to us. Do you remember that red fire truck you got for your birthday or that favorite stuffed animal you didn’t want to give up even for a short time to go [...]

07Jan 2020

Bringing Caring and Sharing to the New Year

January 7th, 2020|

It is a new year!  Here are some ideas for family resolutions from Melanie Wilkins. With the start of a new year, many of us make resolutions to improve ourselves as adults. We plan to diet or exercise, or clean those closets we’ve been meaning to organize. But we aren’t the only ones who can [...]

17Dec 2019

To Share or Not to Share…

December 17th, 2019|

How do we help our little ones navigate sharing while teaching both respect for others and ourselves? In this week’s blog post, Keli’i Krueger (aka Rabbit from the Family Place) gives some suggestions. One of the most common conflicts in the playroom is over toys! Kids are excited to play with their favorite things at [...]

13Dec 2019

Big Emotions, ‘Tis the Season…

December 13th, 2019|

Holidays are full of emotions!  Hear from Felice St. John how to help your little person navigate. The holiday season is in full swing and the same may be true of our emotions and the emotions of our littles. Yes, there is much excitement, joy, awe, wonder and fun during this time of year, but [...]

06Dec 2019

Dr. Laura Markham has some tips for handling toddler tantrums

December 6th, 2019|

Hear from one of the experts! Like many things in life, gaining new ideas and skills and practicing those skills makes up better. The same is true for parenting. We are introduced to a new skill, and we practice to get better. So this week, we turn it over to parenting expert and author, Dr. [...]

25Nov 2019

Looking back on those tantrum years with a different set of eyes

November 25th, 2019|

Hey, GetSet parents and caregivers!  We all have those epic stories of tantrums that left us feeling totally inept.  We hope you enjoy this blog post by Heather Zanzig reminiscing about the tantrum years with her little ones and what she wishes she knew then! I remember being in the grocery store one day when [...]

07Nov 2019

Making early language development part of everyday

November 7th, 2019|

Check out the latest early language development blog post courtesy of Rachel Keeney. In this blog post we will highlight three ways to help build your child’s language skills and highlight some community resources to support you. These three strategies can be used with babies and children from birth and beyond. It is never too [...]

04Nov 2019

Lanugage skills start in the little moments with our little people

November 4th, 2019|

What are the day to day ways that you can help your little one learn language skills?  Here are some ideas courtesy of Felice St. John on ways you can make early language development all apart of your daily routine! When we are teaching our little ones to walk, we encourage and guide them by [...]

16Oct 2019

Local Resource Spotlight! Indoor Fun Play

October 16th, 2019|

Looking for a fun, indoor activity to help your youngster burn some energy? My toddler and I attended Indoor Fun Play hosted by Transylvania County Parks and Recreation and had an incredible time! If you have never been before, keep it in mind as the weather gets colder. If you are anything like me, as [...]

04Oct 2019

Let’s Go Out and Play Together!

October 4th, 2019|

Join the Natural Play Project at an upcoming Natural Playdate! Playdates are free, facilitated, natural play experiences for children 3-5 years old with their parent/caregiver. They take place outside and include fun, developmentally appropriate educational activities, and time for natural free play. Each Playdate will be a little different with new activities and changing weather [...]

03Oct 2019

October Family Fun Opportunities

October 3rd, 2019|

October is a month full of family friendly fun in Transylvania County. Mark your calendars to join GetSet for Halloweenfest and check out additional opportunities from GetSet Partners for activities and family bonding. Halloweenfest- Heart of Brevard with the GetSet Family Activity Area featuring Sesame Street Age: Great for families with children of all ages! [...]

27Sep 2019

“Mommy, let’s play to-geth-er!”

September 27th, 2019|

“Mommy, let’s play to-geth-er!”- It was after dinner dishes were cleaned up and it had been a long day at work.   Now my three year old little boy was pleading for me to be his playmate instead of sink into the couch, which is honestly what I wanted to do.  I looked at his little [...]

24Sep 2019

Accessing FREE resources from Sesame Street- a “How to” guide

September 24th, 2019|

Looking for more free resources?  Check out Rachel Keeney's post on how to use the Sesame Street in Communities website to access some great ideas and FREE resources! Have you checked out all of the resources on the Sesame Street in Communities website yet? In this post we will explore how to get you set [...]

13Sep 2019

Toolkits Launch Monday, September 16

September 13th, 2019|

Being a parent is hard- there is just no way around it.  Ideally, the moment we find out that a baby is on the way, the stork would put a copy of the instruction manual and over-night super express that bad boy to our doorsteps, but that isn't how it works.  The good news is [...]