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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 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 ways screen time can benefit children and families The AAP recommends five ways for parents and young children to use media positively. Document
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
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 Things to Remember About Child Development Experiences in the earliest years of life form the foundation of brain architecture, for better or for worse. Learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan are all built on that foundation. Website
8. Challenging Behavior, Putting the Pause Button Between Impulse and Action Often children will struggle with regulating their behaviors and emotions based on a number of factors, including their developmental age. You can help children master this important emotional milestone by giving them the skill sets they need to be successful. Podcast
89 Percent of Parents Would Have Emotionally Healthier Kids If They Stopped This 1 Habit Researchers found a connection between parents who stopped to interact with devices such as phones, tablets, or laptops during time with their children and those children's behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, whining, and tantrums. Document
9. I’m Mad, I’m Sad: Helping Children with an Emotional Vocabulary Children are often told to ‘use their words’ but in order to do so, they need to have the words that go with their feelings. There are many ways that the early educators can enhance a child’s emotional literacy through books, modeling, and other tools to help children learn to communicate with peers in ways that avoid aggression and promote friendships! Podcast
A Guide to Developmental Milestones, Red Flags, Early Intervention and Inclusion This video, produced for the Somali community, addresses developmental milestones for children and red flags for developmental delays as well as covering the topics of early identification and early intervention. This video also contains interviews with Somali parents of children who have special needs and an interview with a Somali physician. Website