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Resources Tagged With: child development

When It Comes to Children’s Picture Books, Which is Better, Paper or Pixels?

Digital picture books have been a godsend during the pandemic. With libraries shuttered and bookstores a nonessential trip, many parents have downloaded book after book on tablets and smartphones to keep their little ones reading.

But when the pandemic is over, many parents will face a dilemma. Should they revert back to print or stick with e-books? Do kids absorb and learn to read more from one format versus the other? Read more ›

Online Therapy for Babies and Toddlers With Delays Often Works Well — but Funding Isn’t Keeping Up With the Need

In the United States, an estimated 15 percent of children ages 3 to 17 have developmental delays or disabilities; in children’s first years, some of these delays may be evident in late acquisition of skills like crawling, walking and talking. Research shows that early help from experts in the form of speech, physical or occupational therapy and support from pediatric specialists can have profound results for children and often help them meet the same milestones as their peers. Read more ›

Developing Young Children’s Social Skills While Socially Distanced

The work of young children is to build language and social skills, much of which happen through family relationships, play and social interaction with peers. With kids spending so much more time at home and online, it’s important to create lots of opportunities for our young children to practice these skills in other ways. We sat down with Shirit Megiddo, Speech & Language Pathologist at CHC, to learn how to support your young child’s development, often using existing routines and items you already have around the house! Read more ›

Defending the Early Years: Guidance for Supporting Children through COVID-19 [downloadable]

With the sudden disruption of our daily lives in response to the COVID-19pandemic, Defending the Early Years (DEY)  released special guidance and resources to help parents and educators support young children in adjusting and getting the most out of this unfamiliar experience. Read more ›

A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development [web resource] [downloadable]

The global response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed daily life in many ways for many people.  In this guide, Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child has gathered a number of resources and recommendations to help you through this challenging time. Read more ›

Is This Normal? Top 5 Things to Know About Your Young Child’s Development

Written by Melanie Hsu, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Early Childhood Program Manager at CHC

Many parents note that one silver lining of these scary and unprecedented times is the opportunity to spend much more time with their children. However, this increased attention can sometimes lead to more worries: is my child delayed? Are they reacting to the anxiety of these times? Or am I just more concerned and sensitive because of my own personal stress? Read more ›

Play to Learn: Structured Play Is Important to Your Child’s Development [downloadable]

Allowing your child to play is a must! A healthy balance between children playing on their own and having structured play with parents is important for early learning and development. Read more ›

As We Grow…Key Developmental Milestones Ages 1-18 [downloadable]

At each age in a child’s life, there are predictable levels of skill to expect. We have outlined the developmental milestones for ages 1 to 18—a checklist you can use as you observe your child growing up, and a guide to use with your pediatrician or your child’s teacher. Read more ›

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers [video]

Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a Parent Information section with information on common parenting challenges? Among those resources are videos of the positive parenting skills. Read more ›

Study Finds Children Log Excessive Screen-Time

A study conducted by the University at Albany, the National Institutes of Health and New York University Langone Medical Center found that the average time children spend in front of screens greatly exceeds recommendations from the American Pediatric Academy. Read more ›

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