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I Did Nothing Today: 5 Tips to Get More Details from Children

By Theresa Lutz, IDEALS Institute
DYK: Play helps children develop social and emotional development skills? ...
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Toy Safety Tips

Toy Safety Tips

Safe Kids Worldwide
Keep children safe, while enjoying fun learning experiences ...
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Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: January

Stephanie Turnbach and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Cozy up to indoor early learning experiences this winter! ...
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Thanksgiving Thankful Notes

Thanksgiving Thankful Notes

Public Broadcasting Service
Send along a note of gratitude! ...
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A little girl is smiling while a little boy is frowning with his arms crossed.

Family Activity Time Series: Recognizing and Identifying Emotions

IDEALS Institute
Name that Feeling: Help Children Identify Emotions ...
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smiling young girl laying tummy down on swing

Today I Feel

The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign
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How to Give Good Directions (video)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Discover steps to giving good directions ...
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father, daughter and son lie on the bed reading a book together

Bedtime Conversations Checklist and Action Plan

Mary Hendricks, M.S. R.B.I Certified Trainer
Support families when they express concerns about children’s sleep patterns ...
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A Smorgasbord of Possibilities: How Maryland Libraries Activate Lifelong Learning for Families

By Carrie Sanders, Maryland State Library, and Dorothy Stoltz, Carroll County Public Library
How does a deliberate and steady pace look to help ...
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Children painting a map.

Language-Focused Family Engagement

Multilingual learners flourish when school staff engage with families in ...
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Partnering with Families of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners

National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Support home languages and embrace families’ cultures and traditions ...
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Eight Tips for Reading Aloud to Children

Family Literacy Bag Materials for Educators

Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Samples of family literacy bags for your program ...
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