While each baby and child develops at a slightly different rate, there are some general guidelines that parents can expect. This developmental chart lists some skills typical of a child's development from infancy through 5 years old, and also offers parents some suggestions for age appropriate toys and activities to do with their children.
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Whether you're taking the kids to a warm weather destination for spring break this year or visiting a local indoor pool, letting little ones splash and play in the water is a great way to spend some family time together. It also is the perfect time to strengthen water safety skills before summer arrives in Northeast Ohio. Learn water safety essentials and tips for improving your child's swimming skills.
Did you know that reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning? Reading aloud stimulates language development even before a child can talk. Find out other benefits associated with reading to your child, plus learn how one organization is working to eliminate the "word gap" that affects children whose families live at or below poverty level.
Reading or speaking to a therapy dog offers many added benefits for children who are working to increase their abilities in both areas. Therapists who work with these kids find that interacting with a therapy dog can keep their young clients motivated, while increasing their comfort and easing anxiety, since they know they're speaking and reading to a judgment-free listener.
Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. Using individual sessions and group activities, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center's FACEtime therapy program is specifically designed to help older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently.
Kendall Chones has Wine & Gold in his DNA. His father, Jim Chones, a Cavaliers Legend and current Cavs Radio Network color analyst, raised him to have moral values, love Cleveland and the game of basketball. After playing college basketball at Colgate University, Kendall has spent the past almost 10 years playing professional basketball and coaching throughout Europe.