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Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, August 22, 2013 The Importance of Play Play is a child's "job." Unfortunately, between television, computers and scheduled activities, chil- dren are left with very little time in which to do their job. Playing provides great learning opportuni- ties and gives children some much needed time to simply be children. Play- ing also helps children de- velop their imaginations and build motor and social skills. Here are some great tips to help get your chil- dren playing. Limit TV. Children spend too much time in front of the television and computer. Limiting access will encourage them to engage in other activities. If they need or enjoy the background noise, turn on the radio. Music will en- tice your children to sing, dance and use their imagi- nations. Do not rush. Just like adults, children need time to unwind and time for their imaginations to start working. Try to provide daily time for unstruc- tured and unscheduled phiy; time when your chil- dren can decide what, when and how to play. Be creative. Children do not need the latest and OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students greatest toys. All you re- ally need are a few basic essentials such as crayons, dress-up clothes, books and balls. Keep "open- ended" materials around--things that chil- dren can use for more than one type of play, from modeling clay to old sheets to wooden blocks to cardboard boxes. Do not believe the hype. Many educational toys tout benefits you might never see. Before you spend a lot of money on educational toys or electronics, ask your child's teacher or principal for recommendations. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. DONNA GRANT FAMILY DENTISTRY , 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin:Pearson - 285'1838 *JOHN PHILLIPS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 981-0434 or 981-4293 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 While that electronic globe looks great and has a lot of features, puzzles or a craft kit might better serve your child's needs. Involve your child in the discussion and purchase of toys. You want to make sure you choose toys with which they wiU actually play. Run around. Regard- less of whether or not your child plays organized sports, make time several days a week for them to run around and exercise. From swinging a bat to swinging on a swing set, physical activity helps kids grow strong and re- lease some energy. Play games. When chil- dren play games, they learn important social les- sons. Team games'help teach skills such as how to work together, how to handle conflict and how to wonderful opportunities strategize. Board games for children to play--or teach skills such as shar- they can be play busters. ing, taking turns and the Whenlooking at these pro- art of compromise. Play- grams, ask how much time ing games also teaches your child will have to children how to be grace- play and how much time ful winners and good los- is spent watching TV and ers. While parents and ,playing computer or video caregivers can be game games. Choose a program "partners," it is more im- you feel allows your child portant to have children enough time to play and interact with siblings or use his or her imagination. peers. The most important thing Expect play. After- is to allow your children to school and summer be children and learn childcare programs can be through play. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 SHERIFF'S REPORT . Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 5000 block of Hwy 28, Heidi Brickman, 21, Greenfield Plaza, was ar- rested for Trespass. Aueust 1 v Ricky Howell, 57, Prole, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication and Posses- sion of Drug Parapherna- lia. Matthew Cook, 30, New .Virginia, was ar- rested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Workers found a hand- gun while cleaning up an abandoned house in War- ren County. Previous ho- meowner showed proof of ownership, firearm held for safekeeping until it can be turned over to owner. August 2 Wallet belonging to Angelina Anthony found just south of Norwalk on Hwy 28 was turned over to the Warren County Sheriff's Office. August 5 21000 block of 80th Av- enue, Eric Lonnevic, 37, Rural Warren County, re- ported Criminal Mischief to his residence. Someone. shot a firearm at his home causing damage; $500 loss. August 6 200 block of N. 44th Street, Cumming, investi- gation at Blank Emergency Room, Des Moines, six- year-old male victim pa- rental spanking incident. ACCIDENTS July 30- 9:35 p.m.: Chet Johnson, 37, Norwalk, was traveling southbound on Hwy 28 and struck a deer. August 1 - 5:30 p.m.: Michael Vanderpool (unit 1), was traveling south- bound on R63. As it neared the comer by Briggs Trail it met David Williamson, 39, Indianola (unit 2), which was traveling north- bound. Unit 2 crossed the centerFme. The mirrors of both units made contact and it also shattered the driver side window of each unit. August 5 - 1:42 p.m.: Jonathon Crawford, 24, Indianola (unit 1), was traveling northbound on Hwy R63 behind Scott Bishop, 47, Indianola (unit 2). Unit 2 slowed upon approaching Middle River Bridge because a garbage truck was coming from the other direction and unit 2 did not believe that there was enough room to safely cross the bridge. Unit I did not slow and rear-ended unit 2, Unit I was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle. August 8 - 9:29 p.m.: David Alexander, 18, Indianola, was south- bound on R63 Hwy in the 8500 block and struck a deer. Driver and passenger reported no injuries. August 12 - 5:27 p.m.: Debra Workman, 57, Norwalk (unit 1), was in the median crossing facing westbound waiting to cross southbound traffic on Hwy 65/69. Christian Ogle, 19, Prole (unit 2), was facing eastbound, had just crossed southbound Hwy 65/69 and was in the median waiting to turn onto northbound traffic. Both vehicles were facing opposite directions. Unit 2 was looking south waiting for a traffic clearing to turn northbound onto Hwy 65/ 69. He thought that unit 1 had moved from the me- dian but had not and he turned his vehicle into unit 1 while trying to merge into traffic from the me- dian. Driver of unit 2 ad- mitted that he was at fault for the accident. k'