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100 Calm Down Strategies It's unlikely someone can be calmed down by being told to CALM DOWN. In fact, just the opposite usually happens. So what can you do when a child is nervously waiting for someone to arrive, refusing to go to the dentist or running in circles out of excitement? Click the link below to access a toolkit of calm down tools and strategies that you can access before, during, and after a crisis. Website
100 Tricks To Help You De-Stress Here's a set of 100 expert and research-backed ways to relax, whether you have five minutes, five hours, or five weeks. Website
12 Children's Picture Books That Challenge Traditional Gender Roles Research shows that even young children can quickly fall into these sex-based stereotypes and prejudices. In honor of celebrating our diversity, here are 12 children's picture books that challenge traditional gender roles. Website
15 Adorable Facts About How Babies Learn This article, in Mental Floss, offered this and other insights: "A 2012 study of 1-year-old infants found that interactive music classes lead to better communication. The babies learned to play percussion instruments and sing songs with their parents in an early music class. Compared with a control group, these children showed a greater sensitivity to musical structures and tones, along with better early communication skills like waving goodbye or pointing to an object they wanted." Website
22 Respectful Ways to Respond when Someone Uses the "R" Word How many of us have been in a conversation with someone--a friend or coworker, or perhaps a new acquaintance--and he or she casually uses the R-word in a derogatory way? It can be a difficult situation to navigate, especially with someone you're not totally comfortable with. What's the best way to express how problematic and hurtful that word can be? We teamed up with Spread the Word to End the Word to ask our Facebook communities how they respond (respectfully) when it happens. These are just some of the great suggestions we received. Document
40 Winter Activities for Toddlers 40 fun, winter-themed crafts and activities for toddlers! Website
5 Myths About Young Children and Screen Media Debunking common myths about the impact of screen use on babies and toddlers Website
5 Secrets to a Smarter Baby: School Readiness Can Start Now "As parents, we all want happy, healthy babies. Not only that, we want them to be smart. Growing research in early brain development shows there are some basic things you can do right now to start raising a child who is curious about the world and ready to learn. These early education activities we're talking about are simple―and screen free!" Here is a helpful article from the American Academy of Pediatrics at healthychildren.org.   Website
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 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