“Parent & Me Busy Bags” offer fun and educational activities for Temecula families

TEMECULA, Calif. — With the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis continuing to leave many families with toddlers and pre-school age children not knowing how to spend their many long hours together, the City of Temecula Community Services Department was proud to recently announce the introduction of Parent & Me Busy Bags.

The Parent & Me Busy Bags offer something fun and educational for Temecula area families to do in the form of enriching activities, without the hassle of planning, shopping, and prepping.


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In coming up with the idea, Jessica Walker, an instructor with the Community Services Department, used her experience as a toddler/preschool enrichment instructor to create fun packages that can be mailed directly to your home.

Registration is available for one or multiple months and packets will be mailed out the first week of every month. The packets will include four busy bags with instructions for each project.

Activities change each month and will encourage your child to work on skills such as hand-eye coordination, fine motor, alphabet recognition, counting, shape and color recognition.

These activities will be reusable, so children can play with them over and over again.

The City of Temecula’s Community Services Department recently announced the introduction of Parent & Me Busy Bags, which offer fun, educational, and enriching activities for Temecula area families with toddlers and pre-school age children.

If you are looking for in-person activities, the City of Temecula Community Services Department has a variety of classes for a variety of ages that are constantly being evaluated and planned in accordance with current State and local safety mandates.

Current in-person classes are held outdoors and include Pre-K Fitness Fun Class, Ballet Folklorico, Field Hockey, Glitz Cheer, Karate, Pickleball, and Tennis. Updates on classes and newly added classes are posted online regularly.

For more information, please visit TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD to register for a Busy Bag or for more information on other classes. For additional questions, please contact the Classes Team at Classes@TemeculaCA.gov or (951) 694-6480.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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