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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.
Play in an outdoor, natural environment helps engage a young child’s senses and allows toddlers and preschoolers to exercise their bodies and minds.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends basic toys that encourage imagination and interaction between parent and child.
Check out our interactive guide to free or inexpensive gifts that promote learning for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. (The best gift of all is quality time…
Did you know that young Albert Einstein spent a lot of time playing with blocks?
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gets the attention of early educators when she asks: “What happened to play?” in her 2018 Summit presentation
This episode of FTF’s Parents Playbook is about being in the zone.
Check out the video highlights! Play is one of the best things you can do to support your child’s development and learning.
Play is a natural and important way young children discover and learn. Parents and caring adults can do their part by getting in the game.
Check out our interactive guide to inexpensive (or free) toys and gifts that promote learning and language development in babies, toddlers and preschoolers.…