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My child is not speaking yet. She is 18 months old. What can I do?

Here are 5 tips which you can do at home to improve your child’s language skills: Help your child understand more by building on his receptive language. Model for the child what a word or a phrase means, like during “Clean up time!” then show the child how to put the toys in the box. Encourage your child to imitate sounds during free play.

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Exploring Music With Your Baby

Music has  the power to affect our socio-emotional and psychological well-being. It allows one to express or arouse emotions. Music and music experiences also support the formation of important brain connections that are being established over the first three years of life (Carlton 2000). Singing a lullaby while rocking a baby stimulates early language development, promotes attachment, and supports an infant’s growing spatial awareness

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When should I start reading stories to my child?

Reading aloud in the child’s first years builds their vocabulary, their knowledge about the world, and the sounds and patterns of written language—all of which lay a solid foundation for literacy. Reading also is a great way to involve everyone at the same time. Reading allows everyone to cuddle together and bond. Daily reading experience for just 10 minutes a day will do wonders.

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Playing with Your Baby

Baby play is all about back-and-forth interactions with you. And when you interact with your baby during play, you give your baby important information for understanding the world. Also, playing with your baby builds your relationship and sends a simple but powerful message – you are important to me. This message is key to helping your baby learn about who they are and where

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Managing Own Emotions as Parents to Young Children

Managing strong, negative emotions is surely much easier said than done. But it’s worth the effort, because the payoff is huge, for you and your child. Here are 3 helpful guiding principles and strategies: Feelings are not right or wrong. It is what you do with your feelings that can be helpful or hurtful. What’s most important is that you tune in to and

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