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If you’re looking for a little more in-depth information about child development, we have thought-provoking articles to help you understand the many ways kids grow and learn! 

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Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home

Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home School classrooms are busy places where young children learn all sorts of things, including social and emotional skills such as how to express feelings and how to work together with friends on a project. Here are some…

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How to Create a Literate Home

The “literate home” for this age child only needs a few inexpensive materials, but parent involvement is key. Your young child or kindergartner continues to build her language base (understanding and using language) in preparation for learning to read, so she still…

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5 Ways to Raise a Reader… Starting from Birth

Zero to Three’s National Parent Survey shows that nearly half of parents (45%) think that reading to children starts to benefit long-term language development at 2 years or older—about a year and a half later than it actually does. Research shows that the benefits of…

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How Curiosity Leads to Learning

“WHAT’S THIS?”   At 3 months, Tessa has good control over her neck muscles. Sitting on her mother’s lap, she turns her head slowly from side to side to look at the brightly colored dishes and cups on the table in front of her. Twenty-month-old Natalie…

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How Your Child Learns and Grows Through Play

How Your Child Learns and Grows Through Play from Birth to Three When you make time to play each day, you are giving your child a big dose of love and learning. Wise words from Mister Rogers. Play is more than just fun, it’s serious learning! It’s a very important…

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Nine Elements That Power Positive Parenting

Parenting comes with mistakes and missteps. What makes a parent great is recognizing when things haven’t gone right and responding with love to repair the relationship. That’s positive parenting in action. Take time in everyday moments to show your child love and…

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How does nutrition affect the developing brain?

Brain development is most sensitive to a baby’s nutrition between mid-gestation and two years of age. Children who are malnourished–not just fussy eaters but truly deprived of adequate calories and protein in their diet–throughout this period do not adequately grow,…

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What’s Going On in Your Baby’s Mind in the First Year?

There’s a lot going on in babies’ minds in the first year of life, and their early experiences in the world affect how their brains grow in ways that can last a lifetime. Many parents underestimate just how deeply children are affected by early experiences and how…

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