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Summarizes the importance of literacy development in preschool and kindergarten and lists important components that should be included in early literacy
Outlines various types of tests to evaluate development and detect problems including screening, diagnostic, language, and achievement tests.
Discusses the advancements made in the assessment of young children and the purposes for which the assessments are used.
Is your child five years old? If you are considering enrolling him in kindergarten, but not totally sure he's ready, here are few tips to help guide your
Promoting physical activity, allowing practice with small-muscle skills and providing nutritious food and rest for children can increase positive behavior.
Provides a list of what research and theory has documented the value of music to be in young children’s growth and learning including its impact on cognitive
Reviews types of standardized tests that may be administered to preschoolers including readiness, achievement, screening, diagnostic, and intelligence tests.
Research suggests that a child’s knowledge of the alphabet is one of the best predictors of his or her success in early reading.
Read about how preschoolers are developing a sense of self and how a classroom environment can support the healthy and positive development of this concept.
Learn behaviors that can be expected from preschool age children in an academic environment and how to structure activities to meet their developmental level.
Summarizes the cognitive growth in preschool children including symbolic thought, memory skills, reasoning abilities, time and perspective taking.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the leading cause of death in infants and every parent's worst nightmare. Get our tips for preventing SIDS and helping your baby sleep safely.
Breastfeeding's often touted as a blissful bonding experience for mama and baby, but the reality is often more complicated than expected. Avoid and treat these common nursing problems with these tips.
Discusses the considerable growth in the area of physical development that three to five year olds experience including growth in both fine and gross motor
Summarizes how preschoolers will refine and develop abilities in their gross-motor, fine-motor, and perceptual-motor skills.
Answers some common questions that parents have regarding pre-K programs.  Defines and discusses pre-K programs.
Examines how toys should be selected that stimulate the imagination, dramatic play, or creativity of children.  Find toy ideas in various developmental domains.
Characteristics of social play are discussed to include variations in the development of social play, sociodramatic play, and play as expression of feelings.
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