FREE TEXTING SERVICE OFFERS PARENTING TIPS FOR YOUNG FAMILIES

Created by Early Learning Indiana and supported by PNC Bank, Bloom Bright sends biweekly text messages to parents and other caretakers who sign up for the program. The messages offer easy ways to boost development in children from birth through five.

“We know that our brains develop most quickly in the first five years of life. We also know that families are in the single best position to spark that development,” said Ted Maple, Ph.D., president and CEO of Early Learning Indiana. “Bloom Bright provides subscribers with age appropriate ideas and activities to ensure our youngest Hoosiers get off to a solid start.”

Based in research, Bloom Bright tips cover a range of topics, from introducing children to math words to helping them manage emotions. The messages are designed to fit naturally in to families’ days and to foster positive interactions. Suggestions include using errands, meal time and fun family activities to boost school readiness. Families receive messages created for their children’s specific developmental stage.

To sign up for Bloom Bright, families can visit www.bloombrightin.org or text “Bloom” to 95577.

Family Resources
In this fast past world time is something that many of us don’t have. Are you looking for medical professionals, medical places, FSSA locations to apply for services, or child care services? Clicking on the link below will take you to INCONNECT where you can look for resources that will help families with busy lives.

https://secure.in.gov/apps/fssa/providersearch/#/home