23 Feb · admin · No Comments

The Effects of Television on Learning to Speak

TV is linked with slower language acquisition because TV time tends to displace conversation time between babies and adults. When it comes to learning speech, nothing beats a live conversation with your child.  Research suggests that conversation, not listening to stories or watching TV, has the strongest positive effect on early language development. By contrast, …

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12 Feb · admin · No Comments

The Importance of Play in Promoting Health Child Development and Maintaining Strong- Parent-Child Bonds

Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity, as in Baby Power Forever Kids, for parents to engage fully with their children. Time for free play has been markedly reduced for some children in the United States. …

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4 Jan · admin · No Comments

Flying for the Holidays- Masks or No Masks

The biggest challenge for families with young children might not be packing the gifts, transportation as in finding a Covid-19-safe airport or herding the whole clan to the gate. It could be coming up with ways to make sure your fidgety toddlers wear their face masks in the terminal and during the flight. Corona virus …

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4 Jan · admin · No Comments

Tips for Hosting or Staying Overnight During the Pandemic

Anyone you plan to visit, visiting you or someone you live with, such as a college student, is at increased risk for giving you the virus. 1. Visitors should launder clothing and masks and stow luggage away from common area upon arrival 2. Wash Hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially …

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28 Sep · admin · No Comments

HOW MUCH TV (SCREEN TIME) SHOULD YOUR TODDLER WATCH

Unstructured playtime is more valuable for your child’s developing brain that is electronic media. Children younger than age 2 are more likely to lean and remember information from a lice presentation than they are from a video. Too much poor quality screen time, as your child grows, has been linked to, Irregular sleep schedules and …

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13 Sep · admin · No Comments

How to Manage The Risks of Child Care During the Pandemic

  Everything is about risk mitigation right now,” says Anne Rimoin, a UCLA Fielding School of public health epidemiologist. “so you have to think carefully about where you’re putting your kids and who’s taking care of them and make the bet decisions that you can based on the options available to you. Remember, children between …

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13 Sep · admin · No Comments

How Much Water Should Your Toddler Drink?

What is the recommended water intake or toddlers? The USDA recommends that children in the age group of 1 to 3 should drink around five and a half cups of water every day.  The American Association of Pediatrics advises parent to limit juice/flavored milk to just 4 – 6 ounces a day.  Parents’ should use …

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25 Aug · admin · No Comments

How to Teach Your Toddler to Swim

If you want to teach your child to master swimming, the first thing to do is teach them to LOVE the water. Do not abruptly dunk your child in the water or underwater. Also, when it comes to safety issues with babies and toddlers around water, take extra precautions including never leaving buckets of water, …

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12 Jul · admin · No Comments

Babies Need Exercise

Regular exercise in babies causes the kind of development that may be critical for health in later life. Infancy and the toddler years are the time that the brain is developing pathways and connections to the muscles.  The pediatric experts at the National Association for Sport and Physical Education want to hear more parents saying …

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11 Jun · admin · No Comments

Prevent the Effects of Extreme Heat in Infants and Toddlers

A heat index at or above 90*F, as identified by the National Weather Service, poses a significant health risk, especially for infants and toddlers. There are several steps you can take to “beat the heat” and protect your child from heat-related illness. AIR CONDITIONING If your home does not have air-conditioning, find a nearby place …

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