Early experiences matter!Quality interactions with nurturing and responsive family members and caregivers provide the foundation every child needs to grow, develop and learn. Luckily, kids learn best through play, so helping them achieve the development milestones they need for lifelong success doesn’t have to be a chore. As you support your child’s growth, think about the quality of the playtime interactions you have with them and challenge yourself to incorporate a variety of activities that touch on one or more of the following Domains of Development.
- Curious Minds
- Sense of Self & Relationships
- Strong & Healthy Bodies
Language and Literacy
The capacity to communicate is the ability and desire to connect with others by exchanging ideas and feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. Most children learn to communicate to get a need met or to establish and maintain interaction with a loved adult. Babies…
Being a good listener takes concentration and practice, and it’s an important skill to develop. A good listener is an active listener; active listening leads to better comprehension, communication, and problem-solving skills, and it encourages positive…
Cognition, Knowledge and Approaches to Learning
The Six Cs of Playtime It’s never “just play,” it’s learning. Learning that emerges through play is deep and meaningful to children because they have shaped it themselves. The Six Cs are skills that are exercised during play, that support development, and that help…
Simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development, including cognitive, social and emotional skills. Here are seven ways participation in the Arts positively affects your child.
Sense of Self + Relationships
Social and Emotional Health
In chaotic everyday life, parents can leverage the power of intention to ensure that they fit in what’s most important to them – the moments of fun, connection, and closeness with their kids! To begin, pinpoint the consistent, repetitive actions that you most…
Outside is never canceled. Here are 20 new things to do outside with your kids while you stay at home together!
Strong + Healthy Bodies
Physical Development, Health and Motor Skills
Help set your kids up for a great ride by making sure they have all the right equipment in place. Wearing a Properly Fitted Helmet Adjust sizing pads or fit ring until the helmet is snug Position the helmet level on their head, covering the forehead Make…
8 Things All Parents Should Know About Play Give your children time for play and you will see all they are capable of doing when given the opportunity. Children learn through play. Play develops cognitive skills, physical abilities, new vocabulary, social skills, and…
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