• 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

  • Transitioning to Bedtime

    August 25, 2021

    As a provider, families may come to you with concerns about their child’s sleep. Caregivers may notice that children become upset when it’s time to go to bed. Meltdowns are totally normal, and it’s very common around transitions like bedtime. Here are a few suggestions you can offer to families to make sleep transitions easier:…Read More

  • Making Goodbyes Easier

    August 18, 2021

    As a provider, you may have families raising concerns with you about their child’s separation anxiety as they go back to school. Separation anxiety is a normal phase of development, where children become distressed when they are separated from their caregiver. Here are a few tips you can offer to families to help make goodbyes easier:…Read More

  • School Readiness

    August 11, 2021

    Research shows that children’s foundational knowledge at the beginning of school can have a lasting impact on their academic trajectory. As a provider, you can discuss with families ways that they can promote their child’s academic knowledge and explain that children learn best through everyday play and firsthand experiences. Keep reading for ways you can…Read More