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Child Development

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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Here are three tips to help families navigate the Individualized Education Program process.

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Music, Math & More

Sharing your passions with your child can be a wonderful way to explore a special interest together. When you care about cooking, tennis, hiking, creating videos, or any other subject, your child picks up on that interest.

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Preschoolers have an insatiable need to explore and understand things that adults might overlook. As marine biologist Rachel Carson said, children need an adult who can share this joy of discovery with them.

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These days many people are learning how to protect the environment and save energy. Try these ideas to set a positive example and help your child learn how to take care of the world!

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The more parents talk with their child about math at home, the more a child’s mind is stimulated to think about math. Here are five ways to use math talk with your child.

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Young children love to sing, make music, and move to the beat. Here are some tips on how your family can play with music and connect it to learning at home.

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Five common assumptions about children and screens that the research does not necessarily support.

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Every walk is an opportunity for children to learn about the natural world because there is always something new to explore.  

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Children develop math concepts and skills very early in life. How we talk with infants and toddlers about math ideas like more, empty, and full—matters.

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Looking for engaging ways to weave math into the day? You might find just what you’re looking for in your home or local library. Many children’s books are perfect for introducing and reinforcing math concepts.

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Children as young as 8 months old respond very well to interactions with people via video chat platforms. Here are some ideas to make video calls more interactive for young children.

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