Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top 10 Things Every Child Needs ~ TIP 7: Engage in Conversation

Communicating with your child not only shows love, but also encourages the development of his/her speech patterns.

What Can Parents Do?
  • Talk to your baby, early and often
  • Sing to and with your child
  • Use a broad vocabulary to expose your child to many different words
  • Engage your child in conversation
  • Read aloud to your child and ask questions of him/her

Monday, May 23, 2011

Top 10 Things Every Child Needs ~ TIP 6: Choose Quality Childcare

Since children settings can be a primary learning environment for children, the quality of the childcare setting is very important.

What Can Parents Do?
  • Take an active role in selecting the best childcare for your child
  • Visit the childcare center with your child to determine your child's comfort level
  • Ask yourself these questions when selecting childcare:
- Is it safe, supportive environment?
- Do they serve nutritious food?
- Do the childcare providers appear to enjoy interacting with the children?
- What are the ratios of caregivers to children?
- Do the adults speak respectfully to the children and encourage them to express their thoughts and feelings?
- Are the adults down on the floor playing with the children?
- Does the center welcome parental involvement?
- Do the children appear happy?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Top 10 Things Every Child Needs ~ TIP 5: Develop Strong Self-Esteem

A strong sense of self is the foundation for healthy development in young children.

What Can Parents Do?
  • Recognize and celebrate that every child is unique from birth
  • Discover who your child is and value his/her identity
  • Encourage your child to express himself/herself
  • Praise your child with concrete positive feedback
  • Respect your child and teach him/her to respect himself/herself and others

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Top 10 Things Every Child Needs ~ TIP 4: Maintain A Safe, Healthy Home

Creating a safe and healthy home environment allows you to maximize your child's growth with minimal risk.

What Can Parents Do?
  • Child-proof your home
  • Use age-appropriate car seats
  • Be aware of the dangers of lead poisoning found in old paint chips and paint dust
  • Feed your child a healthy, nutritious diet and avoid high-fat foods
  • Visit your child's physician and dentist regularly
  • Ensure your child is up-to-date on immunizations
  • Encourage outdoor play and exercise

Sunday, May 8, 2011

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Top 10 Things Every Child Needs ~ TIP 3: Provide A Stable Relationship

Children who have a stable relationship with at least one caregiver learn at a faster pace, feel better about themselves, and make friends more easily.

What Can Parents Do?

  • Hold your child on your lap during stressful situations, such as a doctor's visit
  • Be a loving, consistent presence for your child
  • Create an environment that allows your child to explore, but set limits to show both guidance and care
  • Be predictable, nurturing and calm when interacting with your child

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Top 10 Things Every Child Needs ~ TIP 2: Offer Physical Affection

Physical affection communicates love to young children, which in turn fosters positive emotional growth.

What Can Parents Do?
  • Be gentle and responsive to your baby's cues
  • Massage your infant
  • Hold our child when feeding him/her
  • Rock your baby and look into his/her eyes
  • Hold your child on your lap when playing or reading
  • Hug your child often

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Top 10 Things Every Child Needs ~ TIP 1: Encourage Interaction

A child's brain grows based on early experience at home. The more interactions a child has, the healthier his/her development will be.

What Can Parents Do?
  • Respond quickly to your baby's needs
  • Speak a soft, slow voice
  • Get down to your child's level; involve yourself in your child's play
  • Engage your child in conversation
  • Be present in your child's life

Top 10 Things Every Child Needs for The Best Start in Life

At birth, an infant's brain is only 25 percent of the size of an average adult's brain. Incredibly, by 3 years of age, a child's brain has grown to 90 percent of that of an adult. During infancy and early childhood, children are flooded with new experiences that impact their brain development. The first 3 years of a child's life offer parent an amazing opportunity (and accompanying responsibility) to shape their child's growth and form healthy habits that will last a life time.

Santa Cruz Country has provided parents and caregivers with the Top 10 Things to help give children the best start in life.