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You are a parent and also the primary teacher for your child.
Your baby’s brain is in the most critical stage of development between birth and three years old and his/her future learning abilities depend on the foundation that YOU help them develop.  

Check out the information and resources below.

It is time NOW to start helping your child to be successful in life and learning!

Nurture Me...I’m Yours
Good nutrition helps build healthy bodies and brains – www.urbanchildinstitute.org
Immunizations and regular medical check-ups keep your child physically healthy
Special needs must be addressed early – help is available

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Read to Me...I’m Yours

Free Books are available at your local public library
Exposure to literature helps children learn vocabulary words and pre-reading skills  
One-on-one time with your child promotes positive self-esteem, listening skills and bonding

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Sing to Me...I’m Yours
Singing develops rhythm, puts words to a beat and promotes positive emotional
development
Repetition in music helps children learn patterns and promotes memorization ability
Musical experiences in childhood can accelerate brain development, particularly 
in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills

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Play with Me...I’m Yours
Time is the biggest gift you can give your child to help them develop a positive  self-
esteem and appropriate developmental abilities – spend quality time with your child daily
“Playing with your baby can positively affect virtually every aspect of a child’s 
intellectual development from boosting imagination and IQ to improving motor skills
and stimulating the senses.”  

www.babycenter.com

www.parenting.com

Additional Links
Parenting does not come naturally; helpful tips and information are available through websites and educational classes.
www.zerotothree.org

If you need childcare, make sure your child is with a high quality care giver.  A list of registered/licensed childcare providers can be found at www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care

For assistance in paying for child care so that you can become self sufficient visit:  www.wspanhandle.com 

Seek help and advice if you become frustrated.  Your child deserves the best start in life and this is your most important job.

 
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