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Why Do Babies Like Boxes Best?

Why is Ella playing with the wrapping paper and box instead of the present? The answer lies in her development.
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Five Essentials to Meaningful Play

Memories of joyful and meaningful play experiences help bind families together emotionally, even long after children are grown.
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Reinforcing Language Skills for Our Youngest Learners

Language acquisition can be a wonderful process for all parents to witness. Especially when we acknowledge that we can take part in helping children learn and acquire the language skills they will need to communicate clearly
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Play in a Puddle on a Rainy Day

There are lots of ways to use the rain to your advantage and create authentic water play experiences for your children.
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Benefits of Accreditation

NAEYC Accreditation ensures that programs are safe, well prepared, and intentional about ensuring children's success. Learn more.
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NAEYC Affiliates

NAEYC members are organized in a vibrant network of Affiliates that share NAEYC goals in working on behalf of young children and early childhood professionals.
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August 18, 2016

How a Cooking Class Became a Lesson in Engaging Children

We left with a much richer understanding of the foods in the region, a great set of recipes to recreate back in the states, and a role model in Lily for finding ways to engage children’s interests.

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Authored by: Mary Harrill
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June 19, 2017

Forget the Playroom...Take Them Outside!

There are so many reasons you should consider more outdoor play time with your child, and here are a few.

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Authored by: Toni Sturdivant
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June 12, 2015

Saturday Mornings with Dad

It’s a space where men can talk about topics like napping, share with one another the best deals on diapers, and at the same time talk about their interests like sports, motorcycles, or computer games.

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Authored by: Robert Capuozzo
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May 25, 2017

Five Ideas to Encourage Learning This Summer

School may be out for the summer, but there are still lots of opportunities for young children to play and learn!

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Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
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July 20, 2015

Buon Appetito: Sharing a Love of Food with Infants and Toddlers

How old did Henry have to be before I could share my love of food? Could I share this passion with him while his food consisted of pureed vegetables or bite-sized finger foods?

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Authored by: Natalie Haney Tilghman
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