child development

  1. Family Fun

    Spider web sensory craft for kids

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    Celebrating Halloween with crafts that sneak in some sensory and fine motor skills practice is both fun and therapeutic! Using a...
  2. School & Education

    When should kids learn to type?

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    Because computers are everywhere these days, most kids are exposed to typing at a very early age. But when it comes to sitting down...
  3. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Organized sports for preschoolers

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    Everyone’s signing their little ones up for cute team sports — should you follow along? While it’s fun to watch...
  4. K-12

    Household chores: Are your kids doing enough?

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    People joke that kids are great for free babysitting and help around the house, but when do kids actually start being helpful?...
  5. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Signs your child is (or isn't) ready for preschool

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    As your child approaches school age, look for signs of preschool readiness. We talked to a child development specialist to help you...
  6. School & Education

    Can kindergarten wait?

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    Whether your kindergarten-aged kiddo has a birthday bordering the cutoff date or you're not sure your youngster is ready to dive...
  7. Tips & Advice

    Remember when kids had time to get bored?

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    Back to school and back to the crazy schedule? Who says you really have to do all the things? Believe it or not, free play,...
  8. School & Education

    Help kids develop independence

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    As with many other character traits, children develop independence at their own pace. There is no right or wrong time to help your...
  9. K-12

    Transgender first-grader given girls' restroom rights

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    A Colorado family celebrates a huge win this week for their transgender first-grader, who has won the right to use the girls'...
  10. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Little liar or creative kid?

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    You love to encourage your child's imagination, but when your preschooler starts making up stories about the experiences in her day,...
  11. Children's Health

    1 in 5 kids have mental disorder

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    A CDC report notes that up to 1 in 5 children have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
  12. K-12

    State sued over toddler’s sex-reassignment surgery

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    In what may be the first lawsuit of its kind, a South Carolina couple is suing the state for performing sex-reassignment surgery on...
  13. Tips & Advice

    Don't mistake sensory issues for behavior issues

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    Incessant finger chewing. Alarming head banging. Repetitive kicking. These all sound like elements of a typical toddler temper...
  14. Tips & Advice

    Coping and surviving when your child won’t speak

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    The moment when a child who doesn't yet speak is trying to communicate is a collision of the child’s frustrations, the...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Women unite to bring yoga to children with special needs

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    Sometimes, you can’t help but credit fate with bringing two people together. Jackie Currie has worked with children with special...
  16. Toddler & Preschoolers

    18 Best potty training books and videos

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    Mastering potty training control may be no easy feat for your kiddo, but the right books and videos may help youngsters grasp the...
  17. Toddler & Preschoolers

    How to take the poo out of potty training

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    You have to dump the pee and poop into the regular toilet and then clean out your child’s potty. Ew. You have to deal with...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Make-at-home toys to develop fine motor skills

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    Children with special needs struggle with so many tasks that come easily to everyone around them. Instead of spending a lot to buy...
  19. Tips & Advice

    6 Exercises to help kids with Down syndrome learn to walk

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    Children with Down syndrome (Ds) often have a much harder time learning to walk, primarily because of their characteristic low...
  20. K-12

    Raising a sensitive child

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    Does your little one burst into tears at the drop of a hat? Does she always feel like someone’s laughing at her? Learn how to...