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Early Literacy Skills: Promoting Literacy Skills at Home

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Early Literacy Skills: Promoting Literacy Skills at Home Learning to read and write doesn’t start in kindergarten or first grade. Language and literacy skills begin to develop in infancy and continue to expand over the preschool years. Literacy is often defined as an individual’s ability to speak, read, and write in order to function adequately

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All About Tummy Time

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All About Tummy Time What is tummy time? Tummy time involves any activity that avoids having your baby lay flat on their back and involves any time you play, position, or carry your baby while on their stomach. When can I start tummy time? Tummy time should be started immediately when you are settled back

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Fine Motor Coordination

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Fine Motor Coordination What is fine motor coordination? – Fine motor coordination refers to the use and control of small muscles in the body in order to engage in various tasks requiring fine motor control and manipulation. Why is it important? – Fine motor coordination skills are important for tasks and skills such as copying

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Transitioning Back to School

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Transitioning Back to School 9 Tips to Help Your Children Transition Back To School: 1. Talk to your child about what to expect in the upcoming school year (e.g., new school/teacher, school schedule, extracurricular activities). 2. Create a calendar or countdown to prepare your child for when the school year begins (e.g., calendar, paper-chain countdown).

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Back Pack Safety

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Back Pack Safety It’s time to start thinking about going back to school! This hand out provides tips and tricks for back pack safety in order to help prevent injury. Children who improperly wear back packs or carry too much weight in their back packs have an increased likely hood for back, neck, or shoulder

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Does My Baby Really Need to Crawl?

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Does My Baby Really Need to Crawl? Crawling on hands and knees is an extremely important developmental milestone that should not be skipped. Crawling is important for a baby’s cognitive development, social-emotional development, gross motor development, fine motor development, and speech-language development. Here is how:   Crawling uses core muscles and therefore helps to strengthen

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