Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Winter Fun Ideas for Outdoor or Indoor Adventures

Winter brings a whole new season of outdoor and indoor adventures in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Find some family-friendly fun at a variety of places in the region. ...
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Northeast Ohio Preschool Guide

The Greater Cleveland area offers many options when it comes to preschool. If it's time to start considering which program would be the right fit for your child — and your family — begin your search for information by consulting our list of Northeast Ohio preschools. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How the Wilson Reading System can Help Your Child

The Wilson Reading System is a multisensory, research-based reading and writing program that is designed for use with individuals who have difficulty with written language in the areas of decoding (sounding out words) and spelling. It addresses the learning style of students with a language-based learning disability; however, it is beneficial to any student lacking basic reading and spelling skills. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

“People Play” — Speech and Language Fun Time with Your Child

To get young children talking, we often motivate them by showing that “using your words” can get them what they want. A simple way to achieve this is through "People Play" — songs, games and activities in which the fun happens when the child interacts with another person. Enjoy some of these great ways to play and interact that will also motivate your child to request more fun. ...
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Moral Courage: Raising Kids Who Stand Up for What’s Right

At a time when most Americans feel the country’s values are deteriorating — 77 percent say the country’s moral values are declining, according to a 2018 Gallup poll — how can we raise kids who show courage when it counts? Will they have the moral courage to stand up for themselves or others? ...
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How to Respond to Communication-Related Tantrums

Toddlers often know what they want, but are not yet able to express their wants accurately to caregivers. When tension builds and frustration mounts due to a communication breakdown, toddlers may experience a full-blown tantrum. These expert tips will help parents keep their cool while helping their child through a communication-related tantrum. ...
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Imagination Library Program is Now Available to Every Ohio Child

The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library Program is now available to every Ohio child.  Partnerships and funding have been established in each of Ohio’s 88 counties, so that all children who enroll — from birth to age 5 — can receive a free book in the mail every single month to help accelerate their development. ...
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Reading Aloud: The Importance of a Bedtime Story

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. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Quarantine Playtime: 5 Toys to Improve Speech Development

Playing with your child is an essential way to improve his or her speech, language and social skills — and this can be done with toys you likely already have at home. Learn five different toys and ways to play with your child to encourage language growth and development. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

7 Fun Activities to Promote Speech and Language in Young Children

Everyday activities can be opportunities to expand learning — particularly for speech and language. Here are seven easy, familiar options you can do at home with your child that offer speech and language cues. ...
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