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Resources Tagged With: developmental milestones

Parenting After Adoption [web resource]

Adoption is a lifelong process. Families often need additional support at various times after placement and after the adoption is legally finalized. Families may need services as a child develops and as normal development, adjustment, and adoption-related issues arise. This article from find resources for adoptive families that explain what to expect at various developmental stages. Read more ›

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Speech and Language Developmental Milestones

speech and language 604How do speech and language develop?

The first 3 years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing, is the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. These skills develop best in a world that is rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others.

There appear to be critical periods for speech and language development in infants and young children when the brain is best able to absorb language. If these critical periods are allowed to pass without exposure to language, it will be more difficult to learn. Read more ›

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Vroom: Brain-Building Activities [web resource]

vroom 598Simple interactions between you and your children help build children’s brains foundation for all future learning. Vroom is a set of tools and resources designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into “brain building moments” by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development onto existing routines. Read more ›

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All About Young Children [web resource]

logo_All About Young Children 596Find out about what skills help children learn, how they learn language, how they learn about feelings and relationships, how they learn about numbers, and how they become skillful at moving their bodies on  All About Young Children, a resource for parents and caregivers provided by the California Department of Education. Read more ›

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Positive Parenting Tips from CDC [web resource]

tips for parents 548As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. Read more ›

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Learn More about Early Developmental Milestones With the CDC’s Children’s Books [downloadable]

Talk, read, sing and play with your child every day. CDC’s amazing books can help! Amazing Me and Where is Bear?, and the Spanish-language versions, Soy Maravilloso, and ¿Dónde Está Osito?, are fun for children and show you what to look for as your child grows. Read more ›

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Diagnosing and Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) [downloadable]

autism460Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects behavior, communication and social functioning. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have ASD. Read more ›

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Learn the Signs: Information for Early Childhood Educators [web resource]

learnthesigns279From birth to 5 years, children should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move.

As an early childhood educator, you are a valuable resource to parents! CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” (LTSAE) has free research-based, parent-friendly resources on child development to help you boost family engagement and your own professional development. Read more ›

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Developmental Milestones Checklists for Infants and Young Children [downloadable]

devmilestones210Developmental milestones are behaviors and skills that most children demonstrate at a given age. It’s important to note that all children develop differently. Milestone checklists provide examples of typical development progress at that age. Read more ›

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Your Child — Parenting Guides and Resources [web resource]

YourChildResource197Is your baby meeting the typical developmental milestones?  Do you have questions about your preschooler’s behavior and development?  What should you do if your child is being bullied or teased?  What discipline strategies are most effective with teens?

The Your Child online library, a resource provided by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan Medical School, addresses these issues and many more. Read more ›

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