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The Power of Touch is Important in the NICU One in ten infants is born prematurely and spends an extended amount of time in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, after birth. This video, in English and Spanish, highlights research that shows why a small gesture, like touching, can make a big difference and support the development of preemies. Website
The Stages of Play As children grow and develop, the types of play in which they engage also grow and develop. This tip sheet covers the different types of play.  Tipsheet
The State of Babies "The State of Babies" A report from Zero to Three and Child Trends with national and state by state date on the well being of infants and toddlers in the U.S. "Babies are born with unlimited potential.  For the 12 million infants and toddlers in the United States, the state where they are born and live during their first three years makes a big difference in their chance for a strong start in life."   Website
Therapro Therapro: The therapy resource for families and professionals! We provide therapists, teachers, parents and other caregivers with the highest quality and most economical therapeutic and educational resources for all ages and abilities, from kids to adults. Our goal is to provide unique speech and occupational therapy supplies for preventive, developmental, and rehabilitative care. With the right tools, including occupational therapy assessments and evaluations, kids and adult activities, games, products and toys, developing gross motor skills, fine motor skills and communication skills is less frustrating, and will result in better outcomes in a shorter period of time. Website
Tips for Toddler Biting Why do some children bite while others don't? There are a number of possible reasons why children under age 3 bite, almost none of them the fault of a child behavior problem, bad parents, or bad caregivers. Sometimes we think we have a good idea what is causing the biting, but most of the time it is hard to guess what is going on in the child's head. Document
Tips for Video Chatting with Young Children – Staying Connected While Far Apart Research shows that interactive responsive experiences in real time via video chat enhance even very young children’s language learning. This means as long as the person on the other side of the screen is interacting with and responding in real time, they are not only staying connected to your young child, but can also have many of the positive impacts of responsive communication. Here are some ideas to make video calls more interactive for young children. Document
Tips on Toddlers (Part 1) In this podcast, Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel, and Dea Anderson explore the foundations of toddler development. Using the lens of developmentally appropriate practice, we will look at expectations of these young ones and set the stage for discussing challenges from behaviors in Part Two. Podcast
Tips on Toddlers (Part 2) Toddlers are wondrous little people whose typical behaviors that can also challenge child care providers! In this podcast, Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel, and Dea Anderson discuss some of the challenges like biting and potty training that are common with the age group and offer some suggestions for meeting everyone’s needs. Podcast
To Prevent Bullying, Focus on Early Childhood To prevent bullying before it starts, we need to focus on how bullying behaviors develop--for those engaging in bullying behaviors and those being targeted--starting in early childhood. Child Trends recently conducted a literature review and convened an expert roundtable, which NAEYC took part in, to document current understandings of the roots of bullying in early childhood. We identified key contextual factors linked to bullying behaviors, promising, and evidence-based programs that help address emerging behavior and the need for further research. Document
Toddlers and Biting: Finding the Right Response Trying your best to understand the underlying cause of the biting will help you develop an effective response. Children bite in order to cope with a challenge or fulfill a need. Document