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Critical thinking skills start in the morning

  • parenting

Setting a morning routine not only helps you get out the door on busy mornings, but it also helps your child develop their critical thinking skills.

young children learn by exploring, playing and doing

Parents Playbook: Everyday Play

  • play

Young children learn through their everyday experiences. Playing with simple household objects gives your little one the opportunity to use their senses,…

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Make the most of their early years

  • parenting

Your child’s first five years will have a big impact on their future. Learn how you can help them develop and grow.

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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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