Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Growing Empathy: How to Interpret and Address Troubling Behaviors in Your Preschooler

A 3-year-old girl hands out crayons one at a time to her tablemates as if they were her own property — keeping the box close by her side and deciding

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Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

Whether it’s an unexpected day off from school, a meeting that runs late at work or a last minute invite to an event, at some point there will be a scenario when you consider leaving your child home alone. There’s a lot to think about before you take the first step into a new level of independence with your child.     ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How Sensory Play Helps Developmental Skills

Incorporating sensory play with your child's activities can encourage him or her to use their senses. It allows children to discover and investigate the world around them by building nerve connections, which increases their ability to understand. It also can improve language development, social skills, critical thinking skills, and fine and gross motor skills. ...
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preschools in ohio

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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Get Your Kids Moving for Success in School

These days, we’re obsessed with success — particularly big book smarts, AP classes, higher education, and a preoccupation with straight As. But piling on the homework and study time doesn’t always yield results. New research shows that physical activity has a positive effect on school performance. Learn more about the study, as well as what you can do to help set up your kids for success. ...
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‘Hello, I am a Fortnite Mom’ — 3 Things I Learned

“No!”

“Come here.”

“What are you doing?”

If sounds like this is coming from your child’s room, they might be playing an online game with their friends such as Fortnite

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5 Things Parents can do at Home to Prepare Their Child for Kindergarten    

While academics do play a large part of kindergarten readiness, there are other skills that are important for kids to master prior to the transition from preschool. Here are five focus areas besides academics that parents can use to help their preschool age children prepare for kindergarten. ...
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Cleveland Clinic Children's offers advice for building a kid's self-esteem

5 Ways Parents and Coaches Can Take the Toxicity out of Youth Sports

For many kids, organized sports aren’t much fun anymore.

Overbearing parents, over-the-top coaches and overzealous competition are frequent images associated with youth-athletic leagues today. Though playing ball often used to

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Developing Social Skills in Young Children

Social communication is important in developing effective interpersonal skills and is critical to various aspects of daily life. Important social skills in early childhood include emerging abilities to manage feelings and behaviors, recognize social cues from others and engage in positive interactions with peers. Learn more about the development of these skills in young children, including where to turn if there appear to be problems. ...
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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, plus learn how one organization is working to eliminate the "word gap" that affects children whose families live at or below poverty level. ...
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