Kids’ Books to Calm Worries

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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The pandemic, shutdown, economic turmoil and very violent images of police brutality we’ve experienced over the past few months — that’s more than enough to make anyone feel worried and anxious. And kids are not immune to anxiety. So we asked Kim Tano, the children’s-book buyer at Portland institution Powell’s City of Books, to recommend …

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COVID-19 Pediatric Practice Pivots

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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In those first few weeks of shutdown, the last place most parents wanted to be with their kids was a doctor’s office. But pediatric clinics around the metro area are taking COVID-19 safety and prevention seriously, and say parents should bring in kids to well-child checks and other routine appointments. Here’s a look at just …

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Kids to Know: Oregon’s Top Volunteers

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Recent Roosevelt graduate Kaiya Laguardia of Portland and 13-year-old Jacob Van of Beaverton were named Oregon’s top youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.  Kaiya produced a 16-minute documentary video on the movement opposing the construction of a military base …

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Fiddleheads Forest Preschool Online Learning

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From our friends at Fiddleheads Urban Forest Preschool Help your child develop emotional intelligence and bond with nature safely while gaining 3 to 6 year old age-appropriate skills this fall with Fiddleheads Forest Preschool’s Online Learning Program. Now enrolling for the fall semester! Fall Semester September 7th through December 11th We are a unique early …

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PDX Parent August 2020

Read about the helpers in our community, new COVID-19 safety protocols at the pediatrician’s office, the results of our reader survey on distance learning and more. Plus our special Private School Guide lets you easily check out the offerings at local private schools.

Bringing Harmony Home

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From our friends at Music Together® of Portland For over 20 years, Music Together of Portland has been invested in building stronger families and communities through family music-making. In classrooms all over Portland, they’ve inspired parents and caregivers to recognize what it means for children to be musical and to lay the foundation for a …

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