Category: Newsletter

The Special Role of Moms

By Too Small to Fail

This week we are celebrating mothers and the special bond they share with their babies, which plays an enormous role in children’s early development. Maternal bonds help children build a strong sense of safety and self-esteem, which are vital to healthy social-emotional development. 

Continue reading ...

Let's Talk, Read and Sing About STEM

By Too Small to Fail

Did you know that you can talk, read and sing about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with your little ones from the moment they are born? Young children are naturally curious about the world around them and you can help them learn STEM concepts and words–simply by talking about your discoveries together. 

Continue reading ...

Learning Through Play

By Too Small to Fail

Focusing. Creating. Cooperating. Communicating. These are all important skills children learn when we play with them!  Through play, children learn how to problem solve, work together, explore physical movements, overcome challenges, and much more. Play helps children develop critical social-emotional and language skills that will help prepare them for success in school and in life. 

Continue reading ...

Everyday Early Math

By Too Small to Fail

During the early years when children begin to learn language and social skills, they’re also learning math through playtime and everyday interactions with their parents and caregivers. Simple, everyday activities like counting toes during bath time or stacking blocks can help children develop early math skills which can have a big impact on school readiness. 

Continue reading ...

Celebrate Diversity

By Too Small to Fail

We live in a diverse world filled with rich traditions, cultures, stories, and routines. As a parent or caregiver, you can help your child develop an appreciation and respect for others starting at an early age. Research shows that babies as young as 6 months old can notice differences in the ways people look. By helping your child learn about his/her own culture and the cultures of others you can help him/her build a strong sense of identity. 

Continue reading ...

Building Resilience Through Relationships

By Too Small to Fail

We do as much as we can to protect our children from stressful situations, but as much as we try, there are daily stresses that children will encounter. As a parent or caregiver, developing a positive, healthy relationship with your child can help your little one bounce back from and cope with difficult circumstances, which is also known as resilience

Continue reading ...

Explore Art for Learning

By Too Small to Fail

There are many ways to boost your child’s early brain and language development, including activities like talking, reading, and singing. And when you bring art and creative activities into the mix, such as drawing, coloring, or even using playdough, there are great benefits! When you engage in conversations with your little one during creative play, you’re building your child’s vocabulary, and helping to develop other abilities like creative problem solving and fine motor skills – an important part of emerging literacy! By holding a crayon, paintbrush, or scissors, your child is learning early writing skills. 

Continue reading ...
Show Newer Posts » « Show Older Posts