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The Magic of Reading

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD
By Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." –Dr. Seuss

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NBCDI’s Black History Month Book Recommendations

the National Black Child Institute
By the National Black Child Institute

In celebration of Black History Month, the National Black Child Institute (NBCDI) shares a great list of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate books parents and caregivers can share with little ones.

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Let's Talk about Diversity! Q&A with Tobeka Green of NBCDI

Tobeka G. Green, President and CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute
By Tobeka G. Green, President and CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute

Too Small to Fail and the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) are proud to share information and resources to help families talk, read, and sing together in celebration of Black History Month. 

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New Year, New Routines

By Too Small to Fail

Every family benefits from routines, and daily ones you share together are important to help your baby thrive! Consistent routines help young children know what to expect in the day and makes them feel safe. Routines play an important role in child development: they provide little ones with opportunities to learn, bond with their caregivers, and handle transitions more easily.

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Promoting Social and Emotional Development: Four New Resources for Communities and Families with Young Children

Kara Dukakis, Libby Doggett, and Shantel E. Meek
By Kara Dukakis, Libby Doggett, and Shantel E. Meek

social and emotional development toolkit

All children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. Neuroscience tells us that brain development unfolds rapidly in the first three years of life, and that social and emotional development begins in the earliest days of life. When children feel secure in their relationships and have their needs met in responsive and consistent ways, they begin forming a strong social and emotional foundation. They begin to learn to pay attention, regulate their emotions and behavior, express feelings, and overcome challenges successfully. All of these skills contribute to healthy social and emotional development.

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