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In Tips for Viyoungdeo Chatting with Young Children – Staying Connected While Far Apart, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) offers some practical guidance on how to make video chatting a rich and meaningful experience. The author reports that “children as young as 8 months old respond very well to interactions with people via video chat platforms.” It’s all about the real-time interaction capability of today’s video chat platforms (like Skype, Facetime, and Google Hangout). This resource provides tips on supporting children as they use the platforms and adults as they chat with young children as well as ways to make video chats more interactive. The article ends with a link to some exciting research on the topic. Check it out and leave us a comment below to tell about your video chatting experiences.

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All About Young Children

Have you discovered the California Department of Education’s website All About Young Children?

black and white childhood memoriesIt’s filled with “information for families on children’s early development,” across five different topics, at five age levels, and in eight different languages! The site provides information in various combinations of language, age, and topic, including social-emotional development, language development and literacy, number sense, physical development, and approaches to learning.

Each topic is described in detail and illustrated through videos in English, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and two dialects of Chinese. Individual pages can also be downloaded in pdf format to share with families who may not have easy access to the Internet.  Take a quick look at the pdf pages on social-emotional development in English by clicking on an age group below:

What a great resource to share with families in their own language!

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The Department of Developmental Services and the WestEd Center for Prevention & Early Intervention are excited to announce the release of the latest parent resources related to the California State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The "Take a Minute - Relationships Matter!" flyer and video provide parents of infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities important information about how to develop strong relationships with their children, to improve their child's social and emotional development. The video and flyer are available to anyone in the Early Start community to watch and download. Take a minute to support the social and emotional development of the infant or toddler in YOUR life!

"Take a Minute: Relationships Matter!" video (7:28):

 

"Take a Minute - Relationships Matter!" Flyer:

 

 

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