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Encouraging young kids to consider the needs and feelings of others

  • parenting

FTF encourages parents to start planting the seeds of service early with toddlers and preschoolers by involving them in family volunteering.

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Use household objects as toys for young kids

  • parenting

To encourage imaginative play at home, parents and caregivers only have to look around the house to keep little ones entertained and learning.

tips for having back and forth conversations with your baby

Baby, let’s talk! Serve and return

  • language

Having back-and-forth conversations with your baby, even before they can use words, helps them learn and develop language. It’s easy and fun to do.

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Coping with the challenge of a fussy baby

  • parenting

All babies cry, but some are harder to soothe or comfort, and that can be emotionally hard on a new mother.

top 5 tips for reading with your toddler

Top 5 tips for reading with your toddler

  • reading

VIDEO: This episode of Parents Playbook features tips for sharing books with your toddler, which helps them develop the language skills and vocabulary…

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Active, outdoor play boosts learning

  • parenting

Play in an outdoor, natural environment helps engage a young child’s senses and allows toddlers and preschoolers to exercise their bodies and minds.

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Fatherhood is its own reward

  • parenting

In a recent national survey of dads, 90 percent said that being a parent is their greatest joy.

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Kindergarten readiness tips: Developing independence

  • school readiness

Arizona kindergarten teachers share tips for how to nurture independence and self-confidence in your young child and help them be prepared for success in…

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Podcast: We’re Here for You

  • parenting

Learn about parenting and early childhood programs available in Arizona, at no cost to you, to help you do your best for your baby, toddler or preschooler.

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