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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! 

Infant Sleep Safety

Ask any new mom or dad what they find most difficult in a child’s first year, and they will probably mention sleep deprivation. By a baby’s first birthday, most parents have tried some sort of intervention – something to help their child learn to fall asleep and stay…

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Tips on Nurturing Your Child’s Curiosity

The more curious a child is, the more he learns. Nurturing your child’s curiosity is one of the most important ways you can help her become a lifelong learner. Babies are born learners, with a natural curiosity to figure out how the world works. Curiosity is the…

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Why Do Babies Like Boxes Best?

Why Do Babies Like Boxes Best? It is Ella’s first birthday, and her mom is excited. She places a brightly wrapped present in front of Ella and tears just a small portion of the shiny paper. Ella takes over, pulling on the paper and scrunching it in her hands. Some…

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Best Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers

Many families are familiar with classic books like Goodnight Moon and read them over and over with their very youngest children. Here are some more recent titles and reissues you and your baby will both love. (Note: Many of these books are available in…

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The Case of Brain Science and Guided Play

Why Play? Monkeys play. Dogs play. Rats play. Even octopuses play. And without any instruction, children of all races and genders, in all cultures of the world, invent and reinvent play in every generation. Something this ubiquitous must provide evolutionary…

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Tips on Playing with Babies and Toddlers

Try these tips the next time you play with your child and watch how even the simplest interactions encourage them to learn and explore the world around them. Playtime is special. Not only is it fun, but it is critical to children’s development. Play is their “work”…

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Questions to Ask Child Care Providers

Be sure to ask: Are you licensed? By using a licensed provider, you have peace of mind knowing the program is inspected at least twice per year, background checks and trainings are performed, and health and safety standards are met. These help create a foundation for…

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