• Promoting Numeracy in the Exam Room

    September 29, 2021

    The well-child visit can be a great opportunity to promote early numeracy. Early numeracy refers to the foundations of mathematical understanding and can be promoted by discussing different quantities, the relationship between large and small amounts, and number naming. Keep reading for a few suggestions:   Counting  & Number Naming – Try asking children questions like, “How…Read More

  • Ways to Promote Cognitive Flexibility

    September 22, 2021

    Cognitive flexibility is the ability to adapt our behavior and thinking in response to our environment. It occurs in 2 main ways – the ability to think about multiple things at the same time and the ability to think based on a change in demands or expectations. Cognitive flexibility is important in problem solving and…Read More

  • Responding to Fears

    September 15, 2021

    Between 3 and 5 years, children are fascinated by the world of pretend and imagination, and may believe in all kinds of fantasies. That also means they get scared of things that may sound silly to grownups. Even though monsters aren’t real, the fear is real for the child, and they can’t distinguish between fantasy and reality.…Read More

  • Supporting Language and Literacy Skills in Preschool Aged Children

    September 8, 2021

    As a follow up to last week’s tip on supporting language and literacy skills in children ages 0-2, here are some tips on how you can discuss book sharing for children ages 2-5 years! Keep reading for a few tips from Reach Out and Read that you can share with families during your next visit! Reading…Read More

  • Supporting Language and Literacy Skills from Birth-2 Years

    September 1, 2021

    Did you know that caregivers can support their child’s literacy and language skills from birth? The well-child visit is a great opportunity to discuss how parents can promote early literacy and language development, model reading with children, and praise parents for sharing books. A study published in the Journal of Developmental Psychology in 2020 showed that…Read More