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Little Kids, Big Questions
is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

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PodcastCreating Healthy Connections: Nurturing Brain Development From Birth to Three-In this podcast, Dr. Alison Gopnik vividly describes compelling recent research studies that show very young children’s brains develop and what this research means for parents. Learn More

School Readiness Interactive Birth to 3 - A web-based, interactive learning tool designed to help parents and caregivers support their young children’s early learning. You'll find age-based information on how children develop the four key skills—language and literacy skills, thinking skills, self-confidence and self-control—that are critical to later school success. Read More

Information on Early Learning for Your Baby or Toddler’s Child Care Provider – These resources are designed especially for family, friend and neighbors who provide child care and want to support the early learning of the babies and toddlers in their lives. Read More

Getting Ready for School Begins at Birth - Discusses strategies for using everyday moments and routines to help children develop early literacy and other school readiness skills from birth to 3 years. Read More

Everyday Ways to Support Your Baby's and Toddler's Early Learning - Download this handout (in both English and Spanish) to learn more about how you can support your child's development—and have fun together—in the everyday moments you share. Read More

Learning to Write and Draw - Discusses strategies for using everyday moments and routines to help children develop early literacy and other school readiness skills from birth to 3 years. Read More

Developing Early Math Skills - Learn what grown-ups can do to nurture early math skills in children from birth to three. And no—it doesn’t require brushing up on your algebra. You’ll see how everyday activities and routines provide ample opportunities for counting, sorting, and problem-solving. Read More

Using Questions to Support Your Child’s Learning - Curiosity is the key to learning, and questions are one of the most powerful tools for getting your toddler’s wheels turning. This resource will provide you with ideas and strategies for building your child’s thinking skills by using questions throughout your daily interactions together. Read More

The Development of Thinking Skills - This set of resources suggests ways that parents can nurture their children’s thinking skills and raise a child who is a curious explorer and thoughtful problem-solver. View Resources

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