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Infant/toddler Tip Sheets
Autism: Be Aware of the Signs
Choosing Child Care for Infants & Toddlers
Connecting with Parents: “But He Doesn’t Do That at Home!”
The Curious Child
Dealing with Distraction
Dealing with Parental Guilt
Dental Health for Babies
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Drama and Young Children
Engaging Every Child
Eyes Right! Find Amblyopia Early
Eyes Right! Your Child’s Vision
Fight Germs! Wash Your Hands!
Fuss Management: Comforting the Irritable Child
Fuss Management: Planning Ahead to Prevent Tantrums
Get Ready for a Good Dental Checkup!
Get Ready to Read
The Gift of Words: Conversation and Routines
The Gift of Words: Reading and Games
Healthy Children Eat Right
Helping Children Develop “Impulse Control”
Helping Siblings Get Along
Helping Your Child Learn in Two Languages
Is My Child OK?
Keep Young Children Safe in the Car
Keeping Track of Important Information
Kids Who Care
Lice Aren’t Nice!
Make Room for Blocks!
No More Diapers: Getting Started
No More Diapers: Is Your Child Ready?
Old Home, New Home, Our Home
Outdoor Play: Weather or Not
Pets and Young Children
Physical Fitness for Toddlers
Play Right—Don’t Bite!
Play With Your Toddler—Indoors
Please Don’t Go! Separation Anxiety and Children
Positive Guidance for Young Children: Be Consistent
Positive Guidance for Young Children: Be Thoughtful
Positive Guidance for Young Children: Plan Ahead
Positive Guidance for Young Children: Take a Break and Calm Down
Preventing Lead Poisoning in Children
Protecting Children from Preventable Disease
The Power of the Pen: Drawing and Scribbling
Read with Your Toddler!
Returning to Childcare During COVID-19
Rights of Families Experiencing Homelessness
Say Yes to Healthy Snacks!
Sharing Books with Your Baby
Sharing Books with Your Toddler
SIDS: Back to Sleep
Sing, Play, and Hear: Music’s in the Air
Small Child, Big Stress?
Tech Time for Infants and Toddlers
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Art Is All Around
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Art Works!
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Curious Young Scientists
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Get Physical
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Language and Literacy
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Math
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Math Is Everywhere
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Music and Movement
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Music, Sound, and Movement
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Physical Activities
Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Science
Time to Play, Time to Dream: Unscheduling Your Child
Too Sick to Go to Child Care?
Toys from Throwaways: Boxes
Understanding and Accepting Differences: Why Can’t Maria Walk?
Using Predictable Books with Young Children
Using Words to Discipline Children
What Is Developmental Screening?
What Makes a Good Toy?
When Should I Send a Sick Child Home?
When the Teacher Calls…
Young Children Need to Play!
Young Children’s Mental Health: What Is Essential?