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Child Development

Knowing when and how to control impulses is important for school readiness.

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Big Jobs are jobs you can do with children that will help the whole family. They include setting the table, planting flowers, and tidying up. Learn how Big Jobs can lead to big rewards!

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Children need plenty of opportunities to play with a variety of good toys and materials. Learn about the value of good toys and what to think about before selecting a toy for your child.

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Want to be an active participant in your child's parent-teacher conferences? Here are some useful ideas to help you stay focused on what's best for your child.

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As Halloween approaches adults can watch for children's reactions to potentially scary images and situations

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Families can help children develop problem-solving skills by taking advantage of opportunities to talk about solving problems.  Here are some conversation starters.

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Many parents have questions about whether their child is ready for kindergarten. Don’t forget that it’s important for the school to be ready for your child as well. 

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Children come to kindergarten from a wide variety of experiences, so expecting them all to know and be able to do the same things is unrealistic.

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Here are some tips to guide your child through the move from preschool to kindergarten.

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Your child comes home every day with stories to tell and questions to ask.  Here are some tips for sharing meaningful conversations to support his learning.

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