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Reading with your child 6 to 10 years

How to Share Books with Your Children 6-10 Years Old                 6-10 Year Olds Can: Choose a book from school, the library or with you that they want to read together Begin to sound out some of the words in… Continue Reading →

Reading with your child 4 to 5 years

How to Share Books with Your Children 4 Years Old                 4 Year Olds Can: Tell you which books they want to read with you Pretend to read a favorite book out loud to you Tell you how a story… Continue Reading →

Mental Health Moment with Chad: Anxiety and Door County Youth Part 2

In the first post about anxiety in our children, we learned the difference between anxious feelings and clinical anxiety. That understanding is important for us, as parents or caregivers to understand as we all live through COVID-19. Once we as… Continue Reading →

Mental Health Moment with Chad: Anxiety and Door County Youth

Because of COVID-19, Anxious feelings are understandably very high in youth right now. My daughter is in 8th grade in middle school and gets waves of many emotions–such as anxious feelings related to not seeing friends, missing the end of… Continue Reading →

Reading with your child 30-35 months

How to Share Books with Your Children 30 to 35 Months Old                 30 to 35 Months Can: Look at a book you are holding and talk about it Tell you the names of the stories they want to share… Continue Reading →

Reading with your child 18-29 months

How to Share Books with Your Children 18 to 23 Months Old                 18 to 23 Months Can: Choose a book to share & tell you they want more book or another Point to a favorite picture & say a… Continue Reading →

Reading with your child 12-17 months

How to Share Books with Your Children 12 to 14 Months Old                 12 to 14 Months Can: Choose a favorite book to read with you Point to pictures in a book they want you to look at too Explore… Continue Reading →

Family Talk Time – Week 4

Here we are, week four dealing with COVID-19. While staying home and practicing social distancing, families have a golden opportunity to talk with one another. Here are some conversation starter ideas to last a week. Make sure each person has… Continue Reading →

Family Talk Time – Week 3

Here we are, week three dealing with COVID-19. While staying home and practicing social distancing, families have a golden opportunity to talk with one another. Here are some conversation starter ideas to last a week. Make sure each person has… Continue Reading →

How to Help Children Calm Down #3

How to Help Children Calm Down & Make Parents & Child Feel Better It’s going on a month or more of being quarantined. Your kids are bored, stressed out not being able to go to friends’ houses or gather in… Continue Reading →

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