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For Parents.To help you do the best you can, here’s some information, tools and resources for supporting your child’s healthy development and learning.
About FTF. Created by Arizona voters, First Things First partners with families and communities to help our state’s young children be ready for success in kindergarten and beyond.
Grants. First Things First invests in strategies and programs that support the development, health and learning of children birth to age 5 (before kindergarten).
Get Involved. First Things First partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.
New research shows that reading a story book with pictures sparks more brain activity in kids than watching a cartoon or reading a book without pictures.
Learn how you can help your baby or toddler develop a love of books and the skills they’ll need to learn to read.
Reading with your baby is a great way to help them build language skills and form a close bond with you.
A new video designed to show parents easy tips for reading with their babies is now available from First Things First.
Reading together helps young children develop important life skills as well as language and literacy.
Reading engages parts of the brain that store memories for vision, touch, physical activity and other functions. Here are some suggestions to help make books…
How to help your child learn language and explore the world through play.
Learn about raising a child who is becoming more active, talking and testing limits.
Learn about teething, sleep patterns and helping your baby learn.