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|5 Myths About Young Children and Screen Media
|Debunking common myths about the impact of screen use on babies and toddlers
|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.
|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.
|5 Things to Know to Feel Less Stress - Advice for Parents
|A short video from the Hanley Foundation - an organization that provides "hope for individuals, families, and communities affected by alcoholism and drug addiction."
|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.
|5 ways screen time can benefit children and families
|The AAP recommends five ways for parents and young children to use media positively.
|50 Mums - 50 Kids - 1 Extra Chromosome
|Wouldn’t Change A Thing is an organization that focuses on “Creating a world where negative perceptions of down syndrome are a thing of the past. The mums in this video and the dad who created it met online and got together to show the world just how ordinary and fun life with the condition is and how they 'Wouldn't Change a Thing'. It features a carpool karaoke lip sync in support of World Down Syndrome Day 2018 and features 50 mums and their children singing along to Christina Perri's multi-platinum selling track, 'A Thousand Years'. This video inspired the start of Charity 'Wouldn't Change A Thing' which was set up in June 2018."
|50 Ways Forest and Outdoor Learning Experiences Benefit Child Development
|"Everyone loves the great outdoors. Children love playing in nature’s playground. They love gloriously muddy outdoor adventures. They love to explore further than the eye can see. They love to discover wildlife as they go. Connecting with nature is key to creativity and curiosity. Key findings agree." Check out this amazing resource created by Forest Holidays UK.
|6 Fine Motor Skills Activities for Kids
|Kids develop motor skills at different rates. But when young kids struggle with fine motor skills, they can have trouble with key tasks like grasping utensils (like pencils), moving objects with their fingertips, and using tools like scissors.Try these fun activities from Understood.org.
|6 Reasons to Sing & Sign with Young Children
|From Brookes Publishing Blog: "Studies have shown that teaching sign language to all young children has a wide range of social and early academic benefits. In her book Sing & Sign for Young Children, music therapist and early childhood specialist Dr. Anne Meeker Watson introduces a highly effective way to teach and practice ASL sign vocabulary—by pairing it with music and play during everyday classroom routines. Excerpted and adapted from Dr. Meeker Watson’s warm and lively book, today’s post outlines 6 important things that singing and signing with young children can do."