Announcing PAMP Playdates – Summer Season 2015

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Wow, it is hot. Come out and play! Starting next week, we have an awesome line-up of weekly, regular park playdates – FREE for any and all PAMP families to attend. These playdates are super casual – come meet up for some playtime for the kids and adult conversation for the parents and caregivers. All ages are welcome, and feel free to bring older siblings who are out from school. Grab your water, snacks, sunscreen, and sand toys, and we encourage you or the kids to wear PAMP red so it’s easier to find the group. RSVP is helpful so we know to look out for you, but we understand if your plans are up in the air and would love to see you anyway!

Live Chat on Facebook with Pediatrician

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How do I take care of a newborn baby? I have so many questions….where do I begin? Pediatrician & PAMP member Jennifer Berkowski will be onhand live to answer your all of questions and more in a new PAMP offering — a Facebook Chat event!

Join us online June 23rd from 8:00-8:30pm.

Family Day

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When:
Sunday July 19th, 2015
10 AM – 1 PM

Where:
Mitchell Park, Palo Alto

Fun at the Farm Day – A Success!

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PAMP’s very first Fun at the Farm Day event this weekend was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the festivities. PAMP hosted about  70 families at the event, including more than 120 kids.

One of PAMP’s fabulous volunteers, Catherine, said, “Our family enjoyed an action-packed event with Mr. Pastorino of Pastorino Farms commandeering the tractor for the hayride. We also enjoyed watching the capture of the piglet — the escape artist of the petting zoo!”

Membership Tips – Finding Events

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One of the best ways to meet fellow PAMP members and their families is to attend the fun events we offer to our members.  Did you know that there is a PAMP event almost every day of the week?  Finding an event to attend is easy!

ISTP Prepares Children for Careers That Do Not Yet Exist

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The International School of the Peninsula provides a comprehensive and challenging bilingual education for students 3 years old through eighth grade. The school offers both French immersion and Chinese immersion programs. ISTP teaches through language and culture, using these tools to promote personal and academic excellence. Within a safe, nurturing environment, students are encouraged to collaborate, communicate, experiment, grow and excel.

PAMP’s Fun at the Farm Day!

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PAMP’s first Fun at the Farm event is coming up this weekend. It’s open to PAMP members only (click here to learn more about our membership and join), and it’s sure to be a great day. So get out your jeans, cowboy boots and straw hats and join the fun!

Pastorino Farms is the kind of place you go to retreat in time; to wind back the clock.

Learning to Code at Age 5?

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Technology is changing our world, and today kids as young as five years of age are learning to program computers. Learning to code is not only helpful in promoting qualities that are important to nurture in kids — perseverance, creativity and confidence — but it is also helpful in gaining invaluable critical thinking and STEM skills that support learning across all academic areas.

Creativity, for example, is a skill that can be developed and learned at home and in school

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program

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La Petite Baleen is the Bay Area’s premier swim school since 1979. Year-round indoor swim schools offer private, semi-private and small group lessons to students ages 2 months and up. Our unique child development based curriculum is internationally recognized and award winning. Our facilities are all custom built use cutting edge technology and filtration systems and are designed to provide the optimal learning environment and the cleanest, safest water.

Finding Out You’re Having Multiples

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Hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time is as amazing as every parent says. A fetal heartbeat is quick – our baby’s was 160 beats per minute. When I heard it, I felt my own heart race to keep up. On the ultrasound screen, we saw a tiny, Teddy-bear-shaped body wiggling around in what looked like a dance of happiness.

Does Physical Exercise Make Kids Smarter?

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The stereotypical smart kid prefers reading to playing sports. The stereotypical below average kid prefers sports to learning in the classroom. The fact is these perceptions are flawed.

Focus on academic achievement and lower budget levels has led many schools in the U.S. to diminish

Local Nanny Source With A Personal Touch!

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Considering the fact that a nanny will become a trusted member of your parenting team, there is a lot more to finding the right match than you might think! Over the past 25 years, owners Daryl Camarillo and Maggie Berkshire have perfected the nanny search process. Focusing on each family’s individual needs and backed by the most rigorous background screening in the industry, their method is a guarantee for success.

Mommy, Can We Send Baby Back Now?

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I thought I had dodged a bullet when my second son was born and my first seemed to fall in love with him right ‘out of the box’, so to speak. The baby was doted on, squeezed, admired, snuggled and generally adored by my older son. I was relieved…I had done something right, clearly! Maybe following all the advice to pay lots of attention to my oldest child, to include him in caring for the baby, to try

Five Questions for the Programs Administrator

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Kristin Mulderig is the Programs Administrator for PAMP. This is a new position with the organization, and one that helps to put all of the pieces together.

“My role is to help with communications outreach (including the newsletter and social media), small events administrative tasks,” Kristin says

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

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Lucile Packard envisioned a hospital committed to nurturing both the body and spirit of every child.  She believed in creating a better way to deliver healthcare — with innovative services, and with tremendous heart. Today we honor her vision with our commitment to all expectant mothers and children who need care. It’s all we do. With world-class scientific research and innovation from Stanford Medicine, we achieve life-changing breakthroughs.