Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

6 Ways to Keep Your Toddler’s Sleep Schedule During Summer Travel

The benefits of adequate sleep include the overall support of our immune system, increased memory and focus, and the promotion of healthy growth. It’s easy to keep a routine while

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A Splash of Fun: 5 Summer Water Play Activities for Toddlers

Summer doesn’t last too long in Northeast Ohio, so it’s important to get your little ones outside while you can. Here are a few enjoyable water activities that will keep your toddler entertained all season long. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

5 Tips to Avoid a Tantrum

There aren’t any magic tricks that we can use to prevent all tantrums, but there are some tips to help avoid some of the outbursts that may be happening more regularly. Learn how to identify causes of tantrums and several ways to use communication to diffuse the situation and get your child what he or she needs. ...
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Things to do with kids in cleveland, ohio

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, June 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. read more

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Young Children are Getting Less Exercise Than we Thought

We hear it all the time: kids today aren’t getting enough exercise.

Now, a recent study said the age in which physical activity drops off for most kids is younger

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Water Safety 101: Swim Experts Share Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe this Summer

Did you know that:

  • Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4
  • Drowning kills nearly 1,000 children every year
  • 79% of children in
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Extra Help at Home for Your Child with Speech-Language Issues

Children who have been identified with speech-language impairments have likely established nonstandard patterns of speaking or have deficits that will require extra attention and training to improve. One or two sessions a week with a speech-language pathologist is not enough, and your involvement in carryover activities is crucial to your child's communication development. Here are some activities and games you can use at home to help.  ...
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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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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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