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A Memorable Childhood

Apr 28, 2017

Category: Parenting Topics

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Children's memories are enhanced through experience, which is one of the many reasons we encourage parents to play with their children and strive to make special time a part of your daily routine. All parents want to be remembered for the positive experiences they have with their children. Here are a few ideas on ways to ensure you are a "memorable" parent.

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Bilingual From Birth

Apr 24, 2017

Category: Parenting Topics

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If you have been to our parenting programs lately, you may have noticed we have been incorporating Spanish songs into our circle time! We even have a songbook of our favorite Spanish songs. Children's brains are wired to hear multiple languages and it's amazing to see how eager children are to learn colors and numbers in different languages.

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Keeping Your Cool

Apr 13, 2017

Category: Parenting Topics

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We often say that parenting is the hardest job you will do!  What parents often find to be the most challenging is keeping their cool and helping their child while they are in the midst of a meltdown...basically for the parent to not have their own meltdown!  Tantrums can be very stressful for parents as the child is expressing their feelings in a big way.

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Child Abuse Prevention

Apr 10, 2017

Category: Parenting Topics

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Parenting Educators often say it takes a village to raise a child. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we want to let our families know there are so many different ways to help the children in our community. As of February, there were 331 children in out-of-home and foster care in Sarasota County, according to the Family Safety Alliance. More than half of these children are between the ages of birth and 5. 

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Learning Through Music

Apr 03, 2017

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At Forty Carrots, Parenting Educators often say that music lights up both sides of the brain. Science backs this and emphasizes the importance of signing and enjoying music with infants and children. Music stimulates the neural networks and actually makes connections in the brain, preparing a child’s ear, voice, and brain for language.

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