“Just like You” Family Fun and healthy behaviors. Melissa Green Harvey
A new feature is coming to CopycatFun.com! A reading room will soon be available with brand new story books! Check out the teaser video below to see the upcoming reading alarm!
Video from http://fit.webmd.com/kids/food/videos/kids-drink-healthy-choices.
Children are “copycats” in every way. The Just Like You! positive role modeling campaign was created to remind adults of the impact they have on children. “Make sure that your ‘little copycats’ see positive behaviors to mimic,” said Sandy Miller, Prevention Supervisor at the Garrett County Health Department. “So many kids received mixed messages about tobacco, alcohol and other drug use. We want to help you model positive, heathy behaviors.” CopyCatFun.com displays positive role modeling through a variety of interactive ways. Participants can earn points and win prizes related to healthy behaviors. Pictured above is the first prize winner Elijah DeWitt, and his mother Abby DeWitt, with their healthy prize basket. Just Like You! is sponsored by Garrett County Community Action, Board of Education, and the Health Department and is partially funded by the Behavioral Health Administration and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Have you ever thought about quitting smoking? Do you have a child under the age of 5? Now’s the time to quit!
Be Just Like Them! Teams of adult and child volunteers support the Just Like You! Program by recording ads at the local radio station. Kids enjoy talking into the big microphone, and hearing their voice played back to them from the radio equipment. If you are interested in recording a Just Like You! ad, call Diane Lee, Public Information Officer at the Garrett County Health Department at 301-334-7689.
“Reading is one of the fundamental building blocks for education and imagination, and helps put our children on a path for lifelong success,” said Governor Larry Hogan.
“The Tale of Copycats,” an interactive, online storybook will be released tomorrow, January 24, 2017. Be sure to check back tomorrow, and earn a whopping 10 COPYCAT COINS for reading the full story during the first week of it’s release!
Hey kids, check this out! This weekend, you’ll earn DOUBLE coins for playing games and reading about healthy tips on CopyCatFun.com!
Don’t miss out on a final chance to score some bonus copycat coins for the drawing on December 23, 2016! Contest ends at noon tomorrow!
What was your favorite story that your parents/grandparents, read to you when you were a child? What books did you like to read? Honestly, my parents were older than most parents, and they did not read to me. However, I love children’s books and read to my children and now to my grandchildren. My kids were part of the Sesame Street book club. Have you read, The Giving Tree? Great book for teaching children about giving! Come on, share your love of reading with us…