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What is 2-1-1?

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, November 19, 2020
2-1-1 is an amazing service that can help connect you to the resources you need! They're available 24/7 and are completely free. They can connect you with educational resources, employment opportunities, housing, medical assistance, and so much m ..

Thankful Tree

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Teach your kids about the meaning of Thanksgiving with this gratitude tree! There are tons of variations on this craft, but here's the basic idea: Cut out various leaf shapes Write things that you are thankful for onto the leaves A ..

7 Unique DIY Instruments

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, November 12, 2020
This article ( has 6 different instruments, with some of the more common ones like drums and guitars. But it also has a great alternative to cymbals: old CDs! Thi ..

November Activity Calendar

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, November 10, 2020
If you do any of these activities with your children, snap a picture and send it to our Instagram (@rsgelyria ( We'll feature the picture on our social media!  ..

Creating a Sensory Station

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, November 05, 2020
Sensory stations are areas that you set up for your child to play in which allow them to easily meet their sensory needs. The benefits of sensory play are numerous: promotes language development, builds nerve connections in the brain, encourages  ..

Milestone Checklist

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Young kids develop so quickly! And they all develop differently. However, there are some general milestones that you can keep track of to make sure your child is developing on-track, both emotionally and skill-wise. Use the checklists below. By t ..

Color Coded Organization

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, October 29, 2020
Getting kids to clean up after themselves is a never-ending battle that parents face on a daily basis. But it's important to remember that kids need to be taught how to put things away and the systems that work for adults are probably too complicated ..

Halloween Crafts

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Halloween is right around the corner! What better way to prepare than with some awesome crafts with your kids? Below we've linked a couple of websites that have lots of great Halloween-themed crafts that toddlers can do. Easy Peasy an ..

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, October 22, 2020
You are your child's first teacher! Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success and reading with your child is a great way to bond. RSG challenges you to participate in our free reading challenge: 1000 Books Before Kinde ..

SMART Goals with Kids

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
SMART goals are a great way to teach young kids how to set realistic goals that they will actually be able to complete. Learning how to complete goals that they have set for themselves will help kids self-regulate and achieve in the future. It can be ..