Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Celebrate Valentine's Day all weekend long with these events taking place throughout the greater Cleveland/Akron area. From hikes and crafts to making your own sweet treats, there are plenty of ways to share the love with your family. ...
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Torticollis: What is it and How Can You Prevent it in Your Infant?

Torticollis is a shortening of muscles, specifically the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle, on one side of an infant’s neck. Torticollis is very common in infants and can be treated or prevented.

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Pre-Literacy Skills for Preschoolers

For children ages 3-5 years old, it is important to lay a strong foundation of language and literacy skills. Early exposure to a variety of language concepts and literacy themes can prepare your child for success in preschool and ensure they have adequate time to master skills that will help them to thrive in kindergarten. ...
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Indoor play places in Cleveland, Ohio

Indoor Play Places in Northeast Ohio

While the greater Cleveland/Akron area offers plenty in the way of outdoor winter fun, sometimes the temperatures are too frigid for young children. Get your kids out of the house for an indoor adventure at one of the many family-friendly play centers in the region. You're sure to find one close by with our extensive list. ...
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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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How to Help Your Child Improve Their Motor Skills

For children younger than age 5, the body is organizing itself and learning how to move using two types of skills: gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Parents should watch their child’s development and mastery in these skills closely, as delays in one area likely predict other issues. ...
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Helping Children Work Through Their Worries

When it comes to helping a child deal with worry, it's important to remember that the content is largely irrelevant. What’s important is how parents are responding to their kid’s worry. Learn five steps to help your child deal with their worries, no matter the cause. ...
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Reducing Holiday Tantrums and Meltdowns

Parents want the holidays to be a fun time for kids, but sometimes it seems almost impossible to manage their behavior around this time of year. When your child starts to act out of character, they are probably just overstimulated — taking in too many sights, sounds and smells can be overwhelming for little children. Keep these things in mind to help reduce holiday meltdowns. ...
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Finger Foods for Babies

Until now, feeding your baby has been your job. However, as your baby gets older, your little one will want to do this more and more on their own. Now that they’re joining the rest of the family for meals, older babies are ready — and often willing — to try more table foods. ...
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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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