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Top 5: Mealtime Tips for a Healthy Start Many of us adults are concerned with trying to fuel our bodies with the right foods—in the right amounts. Did you know that parents can help children develop these healthy eating habits beginning in the first months of life? This article from Zero to Three will show you how. Website
Top 5: What You Need to Know About Tummy Time Here is a great resource from Zero to Three. Tummy time—giving babies a chance to play on their tummies—is recommended for every baby, every day. But what makes it so important, and how do you do it? Here’s what you need to know. Website
TOUCH TO BABY’S LIPS SETS OFF INTENSE BRAIN RESPONSE New research reveals a special neural signature associated with touching a baby’s lips. It’s an indicator of how soon infants’ brains begin to make sense of their own bodies and a first step toward other developmental milestones. Website
Tracking Services for Infants, Toddlers and their Families To help you in your advocacy for infants and toddlers, this chart summarizes the primary federal programs currently focused on very young children and the roles of federal, state and local governments in those programs. Document
Transition from Preschool Services to Kindergarten The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center offers links to National Centers, studies and specialized projects that provide resources on transition to kindergarten. Website
Trauma: How Children Respond (Trauma: Cómo responden los niños) Casi todos los niños experimentarán algún tipo de angustia o reacción después de una experiencia traumática, y los síntomas de trauma difieren en cada individuo. Esta hoja de consejos proporciona ejemplos de cómo los niños de diferentes edades pueden responder al trauma. Tipsheet
Two-Year-Old Vocabulary Predicts Kindergarten Success A recent study linking early vocabulary skills to kindergarten success highlights the importance of early intervention. Analysis of data from a longitudinal sample revealed that 24-month-old children with larger oral vocabularies displayed greater reading and mathematics achievement, increased behavioral self-regulation, and fewer externalizing and internalizing problem behaviors at kindergarten entry. Document
Understanding and Adapting to Individual Temperaments From thethe Office of Child Care Administration for Children and Families, temperament is a person’s basic nature or natural way of being. Learning about temperament can help you understand and explain a child’s behavior, which in turn can lead to more responsive, individualized care for infants and toddlers. It takes time to learn about an individual’s temperament. Observing during daily care routines and play, and communicating with families, can help teachers learn about each child’s unique temperament and find ways to support the child. Document
Understanding and Responding to Children Who Bite Biting is a typical behavior often seen in infants, toddlers, and 2-year olds. This article will help you to understand the reasons young children bite and give you some ideas and strategies for responding appropriately. Document
Understanding STEAM and how children use it This document from the National Center on Early Childhood, Learning and Teaching provides an interactive learning experience and is intended as a professional development resource to help supervisors, coordinators, managers, and education staff* understand how young children engage with STEAM concepts and ideas. This document will also help adults identify strategies for exploring and developing STEAM in early learning settings. Document