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Child Development

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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Children need to move their bodies and eat healthy foods. At home, use these quick suggestions to eat well and exercise and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.

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As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, we may find ourselves reflecting more often on how to raise a thankful child. At first glance, parents might think about the social scripts of thank you. 

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Young children need support as they say goodbye to parents and family and start their day at child care. Use these tips to help your child transition into the classroom. 

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Starting school can be scary and exciting. Here are some ideas to help prepare both you and your child for kindergarten.

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When they pretend, children use props and clothing--and their imagination. Halloween costumes are often very specific in their design, so there may be less room for creativity. 

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Most families with young children welcome outdoor fun and sunny days! But before your family takes off for the parks and playgrounds, here are some sun safety tips.

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By: Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olson Edwards

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Many of your child’s daily activities can increase muscle strength and coordination and help prepare for more advanced skills.

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Big body play is the very physical, sometimes bone-jarring play style many children love. It's important for children's learning but many adults don't understand it.

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