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Time to jump start 2021 - come join in on our latest project!

Welcome to 2021!

Our latest project!

Babies don’t come with “instruction manuals”! But don't you wish they did? Help teach parenting skills to new parents!

One of our agencies, South County Youth Coalition, actually teaches parenting skills! They have 80 new parents (40 English Speaking, 40 Spanish Speaking) signed up and could use some help with providing the practice items for the parents to use at home. We are hoping to make up 80 “learning bags” by February 28! There are 4 levels in the curriculum with 20 parents in each level.

Level 1 babies 0 – 12 months

Level 2 babies 12 – 24 months

Level 3 toddlers 24 to 36 months

Level 4 children 36 months to 5 years

Listed below for each level are the items or types of items helpful for a parent. At the end is a list of books (Spanish and English) that would also be helpful. We need 20 bags for each level. Pick a level, purchase the items, fill your bag (any bag will do),label the bag with the level ( eg. LEVEL 1), Send us an email that you have filled a bag for what level(this is important). We will send out an email when the levels are maxed out (20 at each level). Bags can be dropped off at either:

Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer 621 Eman Ct, Arroyo Grande Tuesdays or Thursdays (any time after 8) in the cardboard box by the front door


Lynette Roberts 179 Danny Lane, Nipomo

Level 1: babies 0 – 12 months

  • Sensory balls

  • Teething rattles

  • Indestructible book or a bath book

  • Num Num Pre-Spoon (stage 1 baby spoon)

  • Infant toothbrush

  • Pink Stork Post-Partum Recovery Tea

  • Hallow teething tubes

  • Wink natural teething relief

  • Any nursing related support items such as nipple cream, nipple pads, lactation tea etc.for example - Lansinoh Breastfeeding starter kit: nipple cream, nursing pads, breast ice packs

Level 2 – babies 12 – 24 months

  • Wooden blocks

  • Wooden puzzle (simple)

  • Crayons and paper

  • Busy board

  • Shape sorters

  • Xylophone toy

  • Toddler pillow

  • Toddler books about numbers, colors or shapes

  • Lift the flap books

  • Silicon suction plate for toddlers

  • Toddler Zinc Sunscreen

  • Toddler tooth-brush and tooth paste

Level 3 toddlers 24-36 month

  • Bee Hive/Honeycomb style puzzles

  • Animal figurines

  • Hand-kite instrument

  • Washable kids paint and paper

  • Kid safe knives

  • Toddler apron

  • Toddler cookbook

  • Toddler tooth-brush and tooth paste

  • Toddler Zinc Sunscreen

Level 4 toddlers 36 mo-5 yr

  • See and spell learning puzzles (English and Spanish)

  • Hive matching game

  • Miniature busy board

  • Phonetic reading blocks

  • Toddler Water Bottle

  • Toddler Lunch Pail

  • Portable travel potty seat

  • Toddler Zinc Sunscreen or Toddler Sun hat

  • Toddler tooth brush and tooth paste


Level 1

Simple & Safe Baby Led Weaning Book by Malina Malkani MS RDN CDN

  • Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers by Karen Kleiman

  • Your Baby’s First Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Baby Signs by Joy Allen

Level 2

  • What to Expect in the Second Year by Heidi Murkoff

  • The Ultimate Toddler Activity Book by Autumn McKay

Level 3

  • The Montessori Toddler: A Parents Guide to Raising a Curious, Responsible Human Being

  • No Drama Discipline by Dan Seigel

  • No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

  • Try New Food: How to Help Picky Eaters Taste, Eat & Like New Foods

  • Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step by Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers

  • Lets Go to the Potty by Allison Jandu

Level 4

  • Outdoor Exploration Kit/toddler gardening tools

  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  • El Grufalo y Otros Cuentos by Julia Donaldson

  • A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson

  • The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson

  • No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

  • Whole Brain Child by Dan Seigel

  • Yoga for Kids and their Grown Ups by Katherine Ghannam

  • El Hombre Palo by Julia Donaldson

  • La Saltinadora Gigante by Julia Donaldson

Next Virtual ZOOM Potluck

Our next virtual Zoom Potluck is scheduled for February 18th at 5 PM. Here is the Zoom login information:

Topic: S. SLO County Womenade's February Zoom Potluck!

Time: Feb 18, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time

Join the Potluck here:

Meeting ID: 815 1101 4142

Update on donations and use of funds

Next week we will send you our monthly update of what the needs were and how donations were used in December.

For 2020 you all donated a total of (*drum roll please*) $97,934!!! We at South SLO County Womenade - that means all of you and the board and the agencies and their advocates and of course the clients - are so grateful for your support and the trust you have given us to make a difference in South SLO County!

To make a donation write a check to South SLO County Womenade and mail to: South SLO County Womenade, 1793 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, CA 93433 or go to our website or .

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Our EIN# is:27-0809744

Phone number: (805) 270-5751

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