Check out these simple guides created by Child360 to help you get the most out of your child’s learning journey!
Picking Up STEAM
Have you heard of STEAM? Parents and educators alike are embracing the STEAM approach to learning which incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. There are lots of fun and easy ways to help guide your child in thinking scientifically at home and while you’re out and about. In developing these skills and concepts, your child will begin to solve problems, brainstorm and use their critical thinking skills in new ways.
You can read more about this approach here.
Take Time. Talk!
Vocabulary acquisition is a vital step in preparing children for their best start in school and life. Research shows that children from lower income families hear 30 million fewer words than children from more affluent families by the time they reach three years old. Child360 works to arm all parents with simple tools to help narrow the “word gap” in the early years when it matters most.
When you read, sing and talk with your children using open-ended questions, you encourage them to think creatively and critically. “Take Time. Talk!” helps to expose your children to more positive, engaging language—a practice that provides a language foundation for a lifetime of learning.
More Information From Our Trusted Partners & Friends
Click the links below to learn more about young children and this important time in your family’s life:
- Positive Parenting tips for children of all ages: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Five factors that make a family strong: Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
- Tips and information for young families: National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Parenting resources and tips: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
- Key child development milestones: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Information on state programs and grade level standards: California Department of Education
- Parenting guides and toolkits: U.S. Department of Education