Inside Out Movie Night!

Children & Family Movie Night | ‘Inside Out’
This Friday, January 15th @ 6pm
  

Get the popcorn out and take the night off to watch Inside Out, a 2015 Pixar movie about the importance of being connected to our feelings. Give your family time to watch, share, & learn more about the value of our emotional well-being & mental health. Kick-off the night at a brief family Zoom gathering with Jen at 6 PM, then sign-off to watch Inside Out with the provided conversation guide (download linked above) as a family. 

Meeting ID: 410 601 1530
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4106011530
Inside Out is available on Disney+ OR you can rent it thru PRIME, YouTube, etc. for $3.99.

You are my Beloved | Care of Self: Care of Others

Our focus during Epiphany is ‘You are my Beloved | Care of Self: Care of Others‘.  You can learn more about what we’re up to this month here: https://www.westwood.church/epiphany-2021

It’s a timely theme for families as we continue to navigate the emotional intensities and mental health toll of the pandemic on our kids and ourselves. As you support kid(s) thru their emotions, stress, & worries- don’t forget to prioritize yourself with compassionate self-care.

Looking for new ways to help your kid(s) process their feelings? Here are a few.

Preschool Yoga Class
More yoga!

Epiphany- Follow the Star!

Epiphany is also known as ‘3 Kings Day’. It arrives 12-days after Christmas (January 6th) when we celebrate the kings arrival with gifts for Jesus. They followed the star! The Epiphany church season starts on Epiphany and lasts until Ash Wednesday (Lent).

Epiphany is a time for us to pay attention to what we’re following too! Enjoy these activities, crafts, and reflections this Epiphany season.

Advent’s Here!

Hey! How’s it going?

Hope you are doing alright during this messy December 2020.

It’s Advent! The time in the year when we get ready and wait for baby Jesus. And especially this advent, we are getting A LOT of practice focusing on being hopeful, patient, and waiting. It is not always easy!

Looking for some countdown and crafty ideas to use at home? Check out our Pinterest board of Advent family favorites!

Tonight (Oct 9): PBS KIDS Talk About Race and Racism

Keep the conversation about race and racism going with your kids! This is a great anti-racism resource for families- it includes a discussion guide that supports the 30 minute program.

Find the program and discussion guide here: https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism

The new special, “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism,” premieres October 9! The half-hour program will feature authentic conversations between real children and their parents, and will include content from PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodArthur and Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. The show will feature kids and their parents talking about race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way, such as noticing differences in race, understanding what racism can look like, and embracing the role we all have to play in standing up for ourselves and each other — offering viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism