Category: Newsletter

Why We Celebrate Dads All Year Long

By Too Small to Fail

This past Sunday, we celebrated the amazing dads in our lives. Here at Too Small to Fail, we know fathers play a critical role in their children’s development and should be celebrated all year long.

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4 Things to Know About Your Child’s Social-Emotional Development

By Too Small to Fail

Research shows that a strong social and emotional foundation in early childhood powerfully impacts children’s later attitudes and behaviors, academic performance, career path, and adult health outcomes.  Parents and caregivers can help their little ones develop social-emotional skills—the capacity for strong relationships, emotional awareness, and the ability to recognize, understand, express, and respond to feelings in socially appropriate ways—from the moment they are born. 

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The Benefits of Bilingualism

By Too Small to Fail

Did you know? Young children can learn several languages at the same time by hearing parents use them as part of everyday conversations. While some parents may believe that their children may be confused by hearing more than one language, research shows that learning multiple languages actually benefits their overall learning and development. In addition to having a larger vocabulary, bilingual children develop important thinking skills such as the ability to multi-task and engage in more flexible thinking. Growing up in a bilingual environment can also help children learn to regulate emotions and develop stronger social skills.

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Raising Strong Girls

By Too Small to Fail

Research shows that early experiences in children’s lives have a lifelong impact on their learning and development. From the moment they’re born, babies learn to feel safe and secure in their world through the relationships they have with their parents and caregivers. When adults provide little ones with consistent, nurturing care from the very beginning, they help them to develop healthy attitudes about themselves and create trusting relationships with others.

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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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Raising a Resilient Child

By Too Small to Fail

The quality of the relationship you have with your child plays a big role in her healthy development! Building a close, loving relationship is the most important thing you can do to help your little one develop resilience, the coping skills that will help her bounce back in the face of difficult circumstances. 

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Bonding with your Child

By Too Small to Fail

Last week, we celebrated parents and the special bond they create with their young children. Research shows that the emotional bonds built early on between babies and their caregivers are essential: they are the first steps in promoting healthy development. Warm and secure relationships with caregivers support young children’s early development, their school readiness, and their ability to form positive relationships with others.

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

By Too Small to Fail

Good nutrition is key to healthy child development, especially during the first two years. Young brains need a variety of healthy nutrients to support their cognitive, physical and social-emotional development. Family meal times also offer great opportunities to bond and share conversations that promote children’s early language development.  

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Let's Talk about Grandparents!

By Too Small to Fail

Last week, we celebrated grandparents. They play a truly special role in the lives of their grandchildren and family members. By spending time and bonding with their grandchildren, grandparents can develop close relationships and connections. 

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The Power of Music

By Too Small to Fail

Why is singing with your little one so important? Listening to music and singing together is a great way to have fun, bond, and help your child learn! Like talking and reading, singing supports your child’s language development. Music introduces children to new words, sound patterns, and much more! These skills help build the necessary foundation for learning how to read. 

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