Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tummy to Play and Back to Sleep: Facts about Safe Sleep

By |February 28th, 2013|

If you have a child, are expecting or know someone who has a baby, chances are you’ve thought about safe sleep.  What’s okay? What’s not okay?  There is a lot of conflicting information about everything from co-sleeping to crib accessories. It’s important not just for you to have accurate information, but to also share this […]

How to Build a Foundation for Learning With Your Baby

By |February 27th, 2013|

Children are, quite literally, born learning. Experiences in your child’s early years, even as a newborn, help build the foundation for future growth and development. Our greatest challenge – and our greatest opportunity – as parents and caregivers is to make sure that the everyday experiences of the little ones in our lives are positive, […]

How You Can Help Toddlers and Preschoolers Control Their Emotions

By |February 27th, 2013|

Just like walking and talking, emotional control is not an ability that children are born with, but must learn.  Your child’s ability to control his emotions is influenced by three factors:

Temperament: your child’s personality, disposition, nature
Developmental status: your child’s age and maturity
Socialization: your child’s relationships, experiences and setting

You cannot change the first […]

Developmental Milestones for Children Age 2 – 5 Years

By |February 27th, 2013|

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are all called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offer important clues about your child’s development.

Check the milestones your child has […]

Developmental Milestones for Infants through Age 1

By |February 27th, 2013|

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are all called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offer important clues about your child’s development.

Check the milestones your child has […]

What Toy’s Are Appropriate for my Child?

By |February 27th, 2013|

Parents have an important role in choosing good toys. Below are some suggestions for appropriate toys for children of various ages. Be aware of your child’s interests and abilities. Not all children enjoy the same kinds of play.
Birth to 1 year old
A baby learns about his or her surroundings by using all five senses (sight, […]