Disclaimer :: This post contains sponsored content brought to Fort Worth Moms by My Health My Resources of Tarrant County.
If you are looking for some virtual opportunities to engage with other families with young children while also creating some routine, fun, and educational opportunities on a weekly basis for you and your child, please visit My Health My Resources of Tarrant County Early Childhood Services’ event calendar. MHMR offers the following regular virtual group opportunities for the community at no charge:
- Music and Motion :: This group focuses on facilitating social interaction in a group setting and using communication with others all while incorporating movement through music.
- Speech and Sign :: The Speech and Signing group is for parents and children to interact together while playing, singing, and moving. It focuses on all areas of speech with an emphasis on following directions, learning through music, signing, and labeling. It continues to build on your child’s knowledge, overall literacy, and add to his or her social and emotional development. The class also practices fine and gross motor skills! Come enjoy some fun as class participants play, sing, and sign together!
- Healthy Eating and Reading :: Want your kids to take brighter bites? Join the Healthy Eating & Reading group! This group emphasizes the importance of reading in a child’s life. Parents learn strategies on how to integrate story time and healthy eating to make it more fun and enjoyable for the child.
- Circle Time :: This group helps to prepare children for pre-kindergarten. Children will practice being able to sit and attend structured activities. Throughout the group, children work on cognitive skills, gross motor, fine motor, and language skills to help further his or her development. This group focuses on colors, numbers, letters, shapes, weather, and a variety of other pre-k skills.
- Nurturing Parent :: The Nurturing Parenting Program is a family-centered, trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to other forms of parenting and child-rearing practices. This is a great group for any and all parents wanting to learn about parenting for any child.
- All Around the World :: This parent-child group brings awareness of different ethnicities within our community. This group focuses on reading books of varying ethnicities, recipes, holidays, music, and attire. It encourages and provides a safe place for families to engage in conversations about ethnicity differences.
- Autism Support Group :: Parents discuss the ups and downs of what might arise when parenting a child with autism. Parents learn how to navigate the world of having a child on the spectrum through the experience of other parents. This group focuses on hopes and fears, along with strategies for potty training, haircuts, going out to eat, sleep, nutrition, behaviors, and school.
- Virtual Vitality Parent Cafés :: The Vitality Parent Cafés are based on the “Be Strong Families Parent Café” model. Vitality Cafés promote peer-to-peer learning and deep individual self-reflection. At Vitality Cafés, participants have meaningful, guided conversations about how to use the vitality domains to assist with charting their own path towards holistic wellness.
Several sessions are available in both English and Spanish. Please revisit the website often for additional group opportunities not listed above. You can also join many events through the MHMR Facebook page.
My Health My Resources (MHMR) has been a provider of quality mental health and intellectual and developmental disability services in Tarrant County since its inception in 1969. It is the second-largest community center in Texas, offering services in mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use, early childhood intervention, criminal justice system support, homelessness, and veterans. All of these services are provided in collaboration with our community partners in the public and private sector. MHMR is one of 39 community centers in Texas.