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How and When to Praise Young Children

by Tania Cowling June 6th, 2016| Development, Infants/Toddlers
There is nothing more fulfilling than a kudo. And this goes for young children, too. If they do something that is worthy of a compliment – please praise them. There is usually something about your child’s behavior that warrants praise. However, you mustn’t praise everything with the same intensity, or

Socialize With Summer Play Dates

by Tania Cowling May 30th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Play dates are informal get-togethers where parents and little ones meet for an afternoon (or morning) either at a park or rotating at a parent’s home. These dates are beneficial for everyone involved --- babies and toddlers have a chance to mingle with other children (some the same age along
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The Change From Daycare to Summer Vacation

by Tania Cowling May 9th, 2016| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Change, at any age and especially toddlers, can be difficult and sometimes produce anxiety. When school is over, this change is a time for growth – not only skills and concepts, but also emotional growth and gaining independence. With more unstructured time during the summer, young children have the opportunity
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Toddlers Need Movement From Head to Toe

by Tania Cowling May 2nd, 2016| Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers
Movement is so important for health. We, as a nation, want to encourage children of all ages to get physically active and move to avoid obesity and for general physical fitness. One of the initiatives developed by The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is called
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Turn Off the TV and Play Some Baby Games

by Tania Cowling April 25th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Some parents use the television as a baby sitter ,and I admit I have done this myself when trying to tidy up the house. Yes, the noise and conversation sometime soothe a baby, and kiddie shows stimulate toddlers. Now, I’m not saying your little one can never watch television, but
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The Lowdown on Lead

by Tania Cowling April 18th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
Lead in water supplies has been trending in the news, but did you know that lead could be found in other materials, too? And the CDC (Center for Disease Control) says that there is no safe lead level for children. From the time a fetus is in utero, lead poisoning
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Talking: The Development of Articulating

by Tania Cowling April 4th, 2016| Development, Infants/Toddlers
When your baby is born he comes into this world screaming, and it is a welcome sound to you. And, within the first year of his life he’ll babble every sound you can imagine until the child learns our language. Talking is one of the best ways a child can

Bubbles Are Entertaining For Young Children

by Tania Cowling March 28th, 2016| Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers
Remember the joy of blowing bubbles when you were a child? Now that the weather is getting warmer take this opportunity to share some bubble blowing with your little one. Along with blowing bubbles outdoors I’m going to share some fun bubble activities to do with your toddler that will

Basic Tips for Baby Sleep Routines

by Tania Cowling March 21st, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Are you sleep deprived? This is nothing unusual for parents who are very sleepy and their baby isn’t. Whether this is your first baby or not, getting your infant to sleep like a dream takes some planning. Here are a few tips to settle down your sweetie and hopefully get
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Family Dinners With Babies and Toddlers

by Tania Cowling March 14th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
By the end of the day, both parents and young children are tired, hungry, and possibly cranky – not the best scenario for stress-free dining. First of all most babies are usually on a demand feeding cycle so they may have already been fed and sleeping when the family is

Mosquitoes Don’t Just Make You Itch

by Tania Cowling February 29th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Safety

There has been a lot of talk about mosquitoes, especially concerning the new Zika virus that has been affecting pregnant women and their babies in the Americas, including cases in the United States. So far the Zika cases here in the USA have originated in other countries with people coming

Helping Toddlers Develop a Sense Of Time

by Marnie Bii February 28th, 2016| Development, Infants/Toddlers
For toddlers, every minute seems to last a lifetime. Therefore, the phrase ‘just one more minute’ is a highly dreaded thing to hear. You can help your toddler develop a sense of time, and a lick of patience, by utilizing a few key strategies. This task will keep you incredibly