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mother consoling upset daughter

Helping your child deal with big feelings

  • social-emotional development

Best-selling author Dr. John Medina gives expert advice on how to navigate your child’s big emotions and build a foundation of healthy communication.

fun activities you can do at-home with young children

At-home activities: Another day, another way to play

  • play

As the days at home start to pile up, here are some ideas for fun at-home activities that highlight how young children learn and grow through play.

parenting in the time of coronavirus and social distancing

Parenting in the time of coronavirus and social distancing

  • parenting

Get some expert advice and encouragement to help you do your best during this period of stress, uncertainty and staying home.

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,…

mom and baby play with mirror

Reflecting on babies and mirror play

  • play

Mirror play helps your baby develop self-awareness, part of their social-emotional development. And they love it.

top 5 tips for reading with your toddler

Top 5 tips for reading with your toddler

  • parenting

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

quality talk beats quantity of words

For language development, quality talk beats quantity of words

  • brain development

A recent study shows that the number of back-and-forth conversations you have with your young child is more important for brain development and language skills…

young child playing with simple toys

Best toys and gifts for young kids

  • play

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…

Car seat safety

New from AAP: ‘Children should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible’

  • safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises that young kids should ride in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible. This will include almost all children…

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