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Click on the links below to download our helpful handouts.

Also view our archive of past In a Nutshell newsletters

via the NEWS page for additional activities and recipes!



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More FREE handouts of seasonal ideas, recipes, activities for children, family development, and practical advice for parents are available through FRRC’s Stockton Resource Center (located in Suite 104 on the first floor of the agency’s downtown Stockton office at 509 W. Weber Ave.) and Tracy Resource Center (located at 324 E. 11th St.).


Our Stockton and Tracy hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm every Monday through Friday. We offer special hours in Stockton on the 3rd Saturday – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – of each month with special activities for children, parents, grandparents, providers, and anyone interested in working with children.


Non-Seasonal Activities

Craft Recipes

Fingerpaint – English

Fingerpaint - Spanish

Flubber – English/Spanish

Homemade Fun - English

Playdough – English

Playdough - Spanish


Parenting Advice

Practical Advice for Parents on the Joys & Challenges of Contemporary Families

by Karen Stephens, Director of Illinois State University Child Care Center and instructor in child development for the ISU Family & Consumer Sciences Dept.

Sensitive Issues

Sibling Envy: Adjusting to the New Baby

Attachment & Self Esteem

The Road to Good Self Esteem Begins in Childhood

Child Care & Work/Life Issues

Routines: Start Mornings Off on the Right Foot

Discipline, Guidance, Temperament

The Fundamentals: 7 Steps to Well-Behaved Kids

Family Routines; Play & Leisure

Good Sleep and Bedtime Habits Nourish Kids

Fears; Anxiety Related to Death, Tragedy, or War

Fears are a Normal Part of Children Growing Up

Friendship, Social Skills, Manners, Diversity

Ways to Nurture Children's Friendship Skills

Health, Nutrition, Safety, Hospitalization, Preventing Abuse

Emergency & Routine Information to Leave for Babysitters

Learning, Brain Development, Literacy & Creativity

Brain Basics: Making the Most of Children's Minds

Nature Connections & Pets

Bird Watching Helps Children Become Nature-wise

Parenting: On Being a Mom or Dad

Parents are Powerful Role Models for Children

Toddlers & Twos Development Issues

Two Year Olds: In Search of Identity and Independence







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