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Healthy foods and beverages, regular exercise, and limits on screen time are good for adults and children alike. For some of us this healthy living comes easily and for others of us it’s a daily struggle. It can be difficult to juggle work and parenting while also maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle for ourselves much less our children. Here … Read More
One minute your child is an infant and the next you are looking for kindergartens. The time goes quickly. Plan ahead. Here are nine ideas that may help with the transition. Do the screening early. When your child turns three years old, she can do the early childhood screening. You can wait until she is four or five, however,many districts … Read More
Healthy child development requires healthy foods and beverages, regular exercise, and limits on screen time. Food Children’s risk of developing obesity, chronic illness, behavior issues and other problems that impact well-being are reduced if they gobble up whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat or fat-free dairy, consume breast milk (or formula if breast milk isn’t an option!) … Read More
Hooray! So, you’re child has begun the journey of toilet learning. This is a very exciting time, but it can also be quite frustrating. Don’t get discouraged. If your child does some of the following, she may be ready for potty training: follows simple directions, sits upright for five minutes or more, stays dry for two hours or more, answers … Read More
Below are documents with plenty of great parent resources on early childhood family education, dental, medical, financial assistance, screening, etc. Ramsey County Parent Resource Booklet Ramsey County Resources If you’re looking for something that isn’t in the documents above, contact the center. We may be able to help.
Ever get the feeling your seven month old infant is talking to you? Well, young infants do talk. Sort of. Even as young infants, children begin to develop vocal communication skills. Some examples of progress in this area follow as well as some strategies you can use to support this development. Age: 0-8 Months Domain: Language Development and Communication Sub-domain: … Read More
For many, it is a joy to watch toddler’s language and communication skills emerge. It is essential that children develop these skills. As their ability to communicate improves so does their ability to influence others. Which, in turn, helps nurture other areas of development as well. Below are some examples of progress in this area and some tips you can … Read More