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Talk To Your Toddler and Support Their Language Development

Deborah Sharp Libby
Language skills in young children develop at an amazing rate and parents can play an important role if they do the right things. Make time to talk with your child daily by using constant verbal interaction which builds vocabulary, fosters communication skills and supports early language acquisition. Read all ►

Understanding the Way Your Child Uses Play to Communicate

Susan Bartell
Every young child loves to play creatively with toys, games and just about anything else they can get a hold of. Play also represents one of the primary ways children communicate their feelings, fears and wishes. You can better understand how your child uses play and use this knowledge to unlock new ways to communicate with her. Read all ►

1, 2, 3 Incorporate Numbers & Counting Fun Into Your Everyday Experiences!

Deborah Sharp Libby
Early learning experiences that support number and counting knowledge are essential for children and provide a foundation for learning more advanced math concepts later on in school. Build on your children’s natural interest in numbers by immersing them in variety of experiences that cultivate, enrich and reinforce their understanding of numbers. Read all ►

Early Childhood Education: Getting off to a Good Start!

Deborah Sharp Libby
During the first eight years of life, children learn at a remarkable rate. It is a time when critical cognitive, social/emotional and motor skills develop laying the foundation for future learning success in school. Read all ►

The Importance of Social-Emotional Development

Lise Eliot
Facebook figured it out: We humans are a highly social species. This tendency is present from a child’s earliest days and is essential to most of their learning.

Babies learn to make eye contact, smile, laugh, frown and even adapt their cry, all for the purpose of communicating with others. Their verbal skills, which are critical for communication and learning, are acquired exclusively through social relationships. Emotions, while present in their rawest form at birth, acquire meaning and purpose only through social give-and-take. And then there is the rest of human culture—the knowledge, values, and skills that we pass down and expand upon in each successive generation. Social interaction is the key that unlocks all of children’s most important learning. Read all ►
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