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Posts Tagged with "First 5 California"

Making fitness ‘fit’ into everyday activities

October 24, 2012

The earlier children are encouraged to be physically active, the more likely they’ll stay active as they get older, providing a strong foundation for a lifetime of health. Young kids need 60 minutes of active play every day, but it doesn’t have to be all at once. It can be as simple as incorporating fitness into everyday activities.

How to raise a reader

August 25, 2012

Kids start learning from the moment they’re born. When parents read, sing and talk to their child, the child’s brain is filled with words, sounds and emotions that help make the brain cells grow stronger. This will have a lifelong effect on his ability to learn language and communicate with others. Get inspired with these reading tips from First 5 California.

The gift of family time

December 20, 2010

When parents learn and play with their children every day, it boosts a child’s self-esteem and helps kids develop positive relationships. Here are some suggestions on how to give the gift of quality family time.

Understanding autism: African American children with autism are more likely to be misdiagnosed

April 18, 2010

The diagnosis of autism, which affects a child’s ability to speak, learn and communicate with others, is on average made two years earlier in white children than Black children. In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, here are some early signs of autism to help families identify a need for early intervention and treatment.

Nurturing the ‘grand’ in grandchildren over the holidays

December 21, 2009

In the holiday season, it is important to remember that a grandparent’s love and support have a positive impact on children, particularly in the early years of a child’s life. When children develop a strong bond with their grandparents, they feel more stable and even do better in school. Grandparents, share family stories with your grandchildren. Remember, children love to hear what their parents and grandparents were like as kids!

News you can use

January 1, 2009

News on digital TV conversion; money-saving, child-pleasing nutritious home-cooked meals; assistance with energy bills; Medi-Cal eligibility for HIV-positive people who don’t have AIDS.

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