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20 Things To Do With Your Little

1. Play boards games
2. Play catch
3. Hang out and talk
4. Shoot some hoops
5. Read a book together
6. Write a story together
7. Create artwork together
8. Listen to music each of you enjoys
9. Play cards
10. Take a photo together and decorate frames (make sure to ask your Match Support Coordinator if it's ok to take photos with your Little)
11. Do homework (only occasionally)
12. Go to the public library
13. Talk about your career
14. Talk about the future
15. Listen
16. Work on a puzzle
17. Write a poem together
18. Talk about your favorite sport
19. Eat lunch together
20. Build a model airplane or car







Enjoy, Encourage & Inspire


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10 Tips for Building a Mentoring Relationship:

  1. Have realistic goals and expectations – focus on the child and their overall development.
  2. Have fun together
  3. Give the child you’re mentoring a voice and choice in deciding on activities – it demonstrates your trust, and builds skills and confidence.
  4. Be Positive – be encouraging and offer concrete assistance.
  5. Let the child you are mentoring have significant control over what the two of you talk about -and how you talk about it – don’t push, be sensitive and aware of different communication styles.
  6. Listen – ‘Just Listening’ will develop trust – not criticising or judging.
  7. Respect the trust the child places in you – show them that you understand and are committed to the relationship.
  8. Be a friend – don’t be a parent or authority figure.
  9. Take responsibility for making and maintaining contact.
  10. Remember that your relationship is with the child and not the child’s parents – keep your relationship with them cordial but always keep the focus on the child.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scavenger Hunt with SCSU Athletes

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Hockey Center, 1204 4th Ave S
Scavenger Hunt with SCSU Athletes
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Career Fair

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Halenbeck Hall
Free Public Safety Career Fair
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fishing with Muskies Inc.

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bernicks Pond (801 Sundial Drive, Waite Park)
Fishing with Muskies Inc.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Airmaxx

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Airmaxx
Airmaxx
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Avoid spending too much money on activities

  • Create a budget with your Little and talk about how much money can be spent each month on your activities.
  • Each time you plan something, talk about how it will fit in the budget and what you may need to change or do the following month.
  • Remember to utilize the match discounts.

Community Activity Ideas

Comunity Activity Ideas List


Match Discounts


Match Discount List


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