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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

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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. 

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An Attitude of Gratitude

By Too Small to Fail

Grateful children are a delight, but gratitude means more than just good manners. Instilling a sense of gratitude in children is an important part of healthy social-emotional development. Studies show that gratitude can benefit children by bettering relationships with their peers and family, improving school performance and decreasing envy and materialism. 

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How Does Your Baby Communicate?

By Too Small to Fail

Does your baby communicate? The answer is yes—from the moment he or she is born! Even though your baby might not be talking yet, your baby is communicating through crying, babbling, cooing and body movements. 

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Wash Time is Talk Time Launches in Oakland!

By Too Small to Fail

Making Wash Time Talk Time

Families spend an average of 2.5 hours during each visit to the laundromat – it’s just part of a regular routine for many parents and children. But laundry time can be a valuable opportunity for parents and caregivers to engage their littlest learners in talking, reading and singing, and help turn a tedious task into a fun, educational experience! 

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How You Can Make Early Math Count!

By Too Small to Fail

It’s as simple as one, two, three – research shows that cultivating a child’s understanding of math concepts from an early age can have a significant, positive impact on their future learning and success.

That’s why earlier this week, we announced two exciting new partnerships that will help give parents and caregivers the resources to transform everyday moments into simple, math-rich learning activities for their children.

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Join The #TalkingIsTeachingTips Challenge

Patti Miller, Director, Too Small to Fail
By Patti Miller, Director, Too Small to Fail

#TalkingIsTeachingTips Challenge

We launched Too Small to Fail in 2013 with an important goal: help give every child the very best chance to succeed in school and in life by empowering parents, caregivers, and community members with the resources to promote and support early language and brain development. 

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