Tip of the Week

Family Meals

November 23, 2022

Family meals are about connection, conversation, and shared experience. Research shows that regular family meals, 4 times a week or more, can support healthier eating habits, higher academic performance and improved self esteem. Here are a few suggestions to offer families - from parents in the Sparks video series!

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Math Talk

November 16, 2022

The more math talk children hear, the stronger their math skills. One study showed that in an average week, some children hear ~1,799 number words, while others hear ~28.

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Positive Discipline Strategies

November 9, 2022

Challenging behavior is hard to ignore. However, since young children LOVE attention (positive or negative), giving too much attention to negative behavior can actually make it increase. Instead, suggest that parents notice and comment on what is going well.

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Why Reading Looks Different for Babies

November 2, 2022

For many parents, reading to infants can be confusing.

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Halloween Candy - Setting Limits

October 26, 2022

Too much Halloween candy comes with health, behavioral and sleep concerns.

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Pretend play - Painful Procedures

October 19, 2022

Research has shown that when children pretend to be a superhero when faced with a challenge, it increases their ability to persist through hard tasks.

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