Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Baby Sign Language for Improved Communication

Sign language can help ease frustration for children between the ages of eight months and 2 years. At this age, children begin to know what they want, need and feel, but don't always have the oral-motor and verbal skills to express themselves. Basic sign language can help decrease frustration for both caregiver and child, promote early language skills and enhance the bond between the infant and those who sign. ...
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A Home for Teens: Working with Older Youth in Foster Care

According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, as of last July, 31 percent of children in custody were ages 12-17, and 913 children aged out of the system. While many families pursue building a family through adoption and imagining parenting younger children, there is a great need for teen foster and adoption. ...
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For Child Development, Get Back to Toy Basics

A recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) titled “Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era” offers guidance that can help you navigate shopping for

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Break from Boring: Pack More Punch into your Kids’ Breakfast & Lunch

The end of the school year likely means lunch packing and breakfast prep for your kids has gotten a bit monotonous. Cleveland reporter, food blogger and video podcaster Jen Picciano shares some simple recipes and fun ideas to revamp your kids' meals for the remaining days of school and into summer break. ...
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Grow Family Traditions and Memories Through Gardening

If you don’t yet have a garden, you may want to consider it. The health benefits include increased physical and outdoor activity, reduced stress, healthier eating, and more. Children also enjoy participating in family gardening, getting their hands dirty and feeling proud of the end result. Here are some fun ways to plan an outdoor garden with your kids. ...
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Tongue Ties: What you Should Know About the Growing Diagnosis

Whether you’ve struggled with breastfeeding or are dealing with a child who has a speech delay, the topic of a tongue tie has probably come up. But what exactly is a tongue tie, and is correcting it really necessary?   ...
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Things to do with kids in cleveland, ohio

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, May 2019

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, crafts, and other fun activities for young children. ...
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What is a 529 Plan and at What Age Should I Start One for My Child?

As the cost of college continues to rise at alarming rates, you might be concerned by show much it will actually cost by the time your child is college age.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Reading to Your Children

While some people worry that the digital age is endangering the printed book, many parents and educators also wonder whether children and teenagers will value reading at all in comparison

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Ohio parenting podcast

Podcast Episode #25: 21st Century Skills for Success, Part 2

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner continues discussing 21st century skills that kids need to know with guest Tamara Strom, who has a wealth of experience in the fields of business and education. Listen as she shares what schools are doing to foster important skills and what parents can do at home to instill these skills. ...
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