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5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive--with lots of back and forth interactions--build a strong foundation in a child's brain for all future learning and development. This is called "serve and return," and it takes two to play! Follow these 5 steps to practice serve and return with your child. Website
5 things to know about the opioid epidemic and its effect on children Opioids are highly addictive drugs, available in illegal forms like heroin, or legal ones, available through a prescription, like oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine. A drastic increase in the abuse of prescription opioids has gained national attention on multiple fronts, and for good reason. This is what you need to know about the epidemic and how it affects children. Website
5 Tips for Baby Conversations Why should you talk to a baby? Because young children need to hear language in order to learn it. This article highlights evidence-based practices for supporting speech, language, and vocabulary development in very young children. Website
5. Challenging Behavior, Aggression Aggression is a Learned Attention-Getting Behavior. Sometimes, children will use aggressive behaviors because they have learned that it ‘works’ for them. We can help children replace these behaviors with other more appropriate behavior through responsive interventions and teaching new skills. Podcast
50 Calm-Down Ideas to Try with Kids of All Ages Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn't the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these 50 calm-down techniques. Document
50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families UPDATED FEBRUARY 2017! Over twenty books recently added to this hugely popular list, now featuring 70+ picture books about mixed race families! With ever-increasing numbers of multiracial families (growing three times as fast as the U.S. population as a whole!), picture books about mixed race families are becoming more and more important. Website
6. Challenging Behavior, Power-struggles with Young Children When the early educator gets into a power struggle with a young child, no one wins. We want children to learn independence and gain self-efficacy, yet they must also conform to the structure of our programs and build social relationships with others. Helping children learn to make good choices is an important strategy here. Podcast
60 Early Childhood Activities Learning activities and resources Document
7. Challenging Behavior, Putting the Pause Button Between Impulse and Action Many times, aggressiveness in young children is part of their typical development as they navigate through the social network. Helping them with emotional literacy skills and other important self-regulatory behaviors can diminish aggression towards peers as children learn to communicate more effectively. Podcast
8 Multicultural Children's Books Featuring Blind Children Inspired by the UK initiative called Make a Noise in Libraries, which aims to make libraries more accessible and inclusive for visually impaired readers, this blog's author began putting together this list of multicultural children's books featuring blind children. Website