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Dec. 13, 2o17 Superior Sun 9 SAN MANUEL (December 2017) - Every year there's a hot new toy that sells out and drives parents to race from store to store in search of the latest gadget or stuffed animal. This year, make the gift buying experience for the youngest kids in your life easier. When it comes to promoting learning for children 5 and younger, basic toys and quality time with adults are the best gifts an infant, toddler or preschooler can receive. First Things First has compiled some suggested toys by age and stage that promote learning and language development. Books are one of the best gifts for all ages. Daily reading has been shown to help young children develop language skills and increase vocabulary - both crucial if they are going to be good readers in the future. Other good choices for different age groups include: For babies under I year old, focus on toys that stimulate curiosity. Babies are fascinated by their surroundings, especially faces and bright colors. They enjoy playing hide- and-seek with different objects• Look for things such as: • board books • safe, chewable toys Q • toys with mirrors For toddlers between I and 3 years old look for toys that encourage imagination and problem-solving such as: • pretend versions of everyday objects • balls to roll or catch • building-type toys, including fill and dump varieties. • matching and sorting toys • large crayons or markers with plain paper • • simple puzzles For preschoo!ers, which covers ages 3 to 5, look for toys that help them relate to each other and the world around them include: • dress-up clotms • simple boardgames • counting andletter games • sports equipment suitable to their size • musical instruments • art supplies such as play dough, safety scissors, glue, etc. Another thing to keep in mind is that parents and family members talk the most to babies when they are engaging their child with books and traditional toys, rather than electronic toys that claim to promote language development. Young children learn through play, through experimenting with the world around them and through interaction with other kids and adults. The best toys are those that appeal to the way their minds work. Those toys will get used most and will help children develop skills they will need to be successful once they enter school. About First Things First - First Things First is a voter- created, statewide organization that funds early education and health programs to help kids be successful once they enter kindergarten. Decisions about how those funds are spent are made by local councils staffed by community volunteers. To learn more, visit and the pros and cons of the proposed Resolution Copper Project. Topics include environmental impacts, health, safety, natural resource issues, engineering, water quantity and quality, geology, economics, air quality, community investments, recreational changes and other related subjects. WORKING Continued from page 6 Meetings are held at the Superior Chamber of Commerce at 165 W. Main St. in Superior from 6 to 8 p.m., most often on the second Wednesday of each month. The public is welcome and time is reserved on the agenda for everyone's comments, questions, and discussion. More information about the CWG as well as agendas, meeting summaries, and past presentations are available for public review at the Superior Chamber of Commerce offices and at the Superior Public Library at 99 North Kellner Avenue, as well as online at Burglary was reported in the lOO block of Richard Ave. Calls not listed include traffic stop (11), disturbance (1), agency assist (3), information (4), welfare cheek (3), suspicious activity (3), field interview (3), threats/ PERI RPOLICE R Continued froni page 2 harassment (1), alarm drop (4), civil matter (I), attempt to locate (2), citizen assist (1) and utility problem (I). The Superior Police and Fire Departments have contracted all dispatch services to the Pinal County Sheriff (POLICE) and Florence PD (FIRE). As a result of these changes, you need to know some new phone numbers. • Emergency (Police - Fire - Medical) 911 • Police Non-Emergency 52o-866-5111 • Police Department Business 520-689-5255 ~ighting For yourSOClAL SECURITY BENEFITS For Over SS Years: ~ I"Mb WeSimpU~rhe] [ i ForOisabffity ~ ~-/n/tia[Apptications] ]_~ Process&Strive| [ = 8enefits?CattFor [ [~-DeniedCtaims I 1~ ForQuickCtaim| A Help Button Should ~ AtHome ~ In the Car []GO Where You Go! On a Walk ~ -- -- " . ~ To be truly independent your On Vacation [] personal emergency device At the Park [] needs to work on the go. Shopping [] "~',~'~ ..... • ~'~ ..... ........ MobdeHelp ...... • -- ,~g ~.~ Order Now & Receive a FREE Lockbo~ 1-877-625-0954 Service availability and acce~/coverage on the AT&T network is not available everywhere and at all times, Current GPS location may not always be available in ever] situation.