We’ve collected some of our favorite resources from businesses and organizations providing activities for families! Association of Children’s Museums: Virtual Activities for Families The Basics: Resources and Activities for Children Ages 0-3 Years of Age Fun and Learning for Parents & Children: An Activities Handbook The Genius of Play: It’s More than Just Play! Melissa…

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It Pays to Play! Staying healthy is a concern that we all share, and if you’re a parent, it’s a concern that extends to the entire family. Finding new, engaging and effective strategies for activities that help to build healthy habits in children can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. The good news? There are…

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Play is such an important part of a child’s growth and development. Children use play to discover,explore and imitate the world around them. Play helps children develop physically (balls, bikes, push-pull toys), mentally (blocks, puzzles, books) and socially (group play, talking and using new words). Children learn to think creatively and to become better problem…

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Ten Tips for Helping Kids Play Ahead As any parent or caregiver can tell you, the list of responsibilities that comes along with raising child can sometimes seen unending. Just keeping a child well fed and well groomed can feel like a full-time job, and that’s without even considering the social, emotional, and academic oversight…

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This information sheet is intended to suggest psychological, physical, social and emotional behaviors often identified with the preschool years. It is important to remember that each child is unique and develops skills at his or her own rate. Concerns regarding your child’s growth and development are best addressed by your family doctor. The Typical Two-Year…

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To the casual observer, seeing children at play may not look like much at all — a fun and often silly way for kids to pass the time with their friends, neighbors and classmates, but nothing more than that. But make no mistake: while play is often fun and silly (and should be!), it’s also…

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Every parent would like to feel they could keep their children completely safe from all harm. The reality is that in today’s increasingly complex and violent society this is not possible. There are, however, appropriate steps parents can take to guide their children through uncertain times. The following tips offer some suggestions for parents to…

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Self-esteem is the value we place on ourselves. The opinions we have about ourselves influence everything we say and do. Our self-esteem often allows us to feel happy or sad, bold or shy, optimistic or pessimistic. It adds to or subtracts from our peace of mind and the pride we take in our personal, academic…

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Why can’t they just get along? Rivalry happens between children in most families. Having a brother or sister is wonderful, but it doesn’t mean they will always get along. Sibling rivalry, or competition between the children in a family, is usually a struggle to protect a share of the parents’ love and attention, a result…

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Basics Focus: Count, Group, and Compare Here are some easy activities that can be used at home to engage your children, and continue learning through play. This is a great way for your family to spend time together, help your children develop new skills, and have opportunities for learning through play. If you would like…

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