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1-12 Meses -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 1-a 12 meses. También asigne juguetes y libros, e ideas para padres.
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1-12 Months -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 1- to 12-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.
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12-18 Meses -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 12-a 18 meses. También asigne juguetes y libros, e ideas para padres.
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12-18 Months -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 12- to 18-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.
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18-24 Meses -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 18-a 24 meses. También asigne juguetes y libros, e ideas para padres.
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18-24 Months -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 18- to 24-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.
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2 Años de edad -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 2 personas de. También asigne juguetes y libros, e ideas para padres.
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2-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 2-year-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.
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3 Años de edad -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 3 personas de. También asigne juguetes y libros, e ideas para padres.
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3-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 3-year-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.
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4-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 4-year-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.
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5-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 5-year-olds. Also appropriate toys and books and ideas for parents.
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6 a 8 años de edad -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 6-a 8 personas de. También asigne juguetes y libros e ideas para padres.
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6-8 Years -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 6- to 8-year-olds. Also appropriate toys and books and ideas for parents.
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9 a 11 años de edad -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 9-a 11 personas de. También asigne juguetes, libros e ideas para padres.
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9-11 Years -- Ages and Stages
Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 9- to 11-year-olds. Also appropriate toys, books, and ideas for parents.
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Antes de comenzar el preescolar y el jardín de infantes -- Aprendiza je Temprano
Use this material to help Spanish language families make preschool and kindergarten a positive experience for their children. Children will be better prepared for school learning these basic skills a
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Be Active
This 8.5" x 11" handout provides ideas for types and amounts of physical activity for adults and children.
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Biting -- Understanding Children
Biting is quite common among young children. Learn possible reasons for your child’s biting and what you can do to help change this behavior.
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Child Abuse & Child Care -- Child Care That Works
What to look for (physical signs or behavioral changes) regarding child abuse, and what to do next.
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Children and Sleep -- Understanding Children
Regular rest and sleep are necessary for children. Read about children's sleep needs, routines, and common sleep problems that may arise.
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Cinco años de edad -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 5 personas de. También asigne juguetes y libros e ideas para padres.
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Crianza Justo a Tiempo bookmark (Unit=Pkg of 25)
Just in Time Parenting bookmark (Spanish)--promotional piece for the Just in Time Parenting eXtension Web site and free e-newsletters. Targeted to parents with young children.
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Cuatro años de edad -- Edades & Etapas
Aprenda sobre el desarrollo físico, mental, y social y emocional de 4 personas de. También asigne juguetes y libros, e ideas para padres.
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Disciplining Your Preschooler -- Understanding Children
Preschoolers are delightful to have around, but at times can be quite a challenge. Learn how to understand your preschooler and about effective discipline ideas.
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Disciplining Your Toddler -- Understanding Children
Setting limits and maintaining control are difficult tasks with toddlers because they are so independent, yet have so few skills to communicate and solve problems. Learn how to understand toddlers an
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Family Storyteller Brochure
A young child's literacy and language skills represent the single best indicator of future school success. Find out more about Family Storyteller, an early literacy program designed for parents and yo
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Family Storyteller Brochure - Spanish
A young child's literacy and language skills represent the single best indicator of future school success. Use this brochure, available in Spanish, to promote Family Storyteller, an early literacy pro
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Family Storyteller Flyer
One-page flyer for those promoting the Family Storyteller program. Available as an editable pdf, this flyer can be personalized to include local program information.
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Family Storyteller Flyer - Spanish
One-page flyer in Spanish for those promoting the Family Storyteller program. Available as an editable pdf, this flyer can be personalized to include local program information.
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Farm Safety for Young Children
Details on a child's growth and development as it relates to farm hazards, so you can provide appropriate supervision.
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Farm Youth Safety: Keep Young Children Safe on Farms -- Safe Farm
Learn how a child's typical developmental milestones affect farm safety.
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Fears -- Understanding Children
This publication discusses common childhood fears and how parents can help. Includes a section on nightmares and night terrors.
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Getting Along: When I'm Angry
Suggestions for how to help children deal with anger.
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Girl Talk Facilitator Materials
These materials include news release and article templates, estimated program costs, letters and other information for the Girl Talk program.
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Girl Talk Facilitator Materials - Participant brochure (black/white)
This black & white participant brochure is editable. It promotes Girl Talk - designed to facilitate communication about female health and sexuality between fifth and sixth grade girls and their m
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Girl Talk Facilitator Materials - Participant Brochure (Color)
This color participant brochure is editable. It promotes Girl Talk - designed to facilitate communication about female health and sexuality between fifth and sixth grade girls and their moms/caregive
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Girl Talk Facilitator Materials - Participant Brochure (Spanish)
This Spanish version of the color participant brochure is editable. It promotes Girl Talk - designed to facilitate communication about female health and sexuality between fifth and sixth grade girls
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Girl Talk Facilitator Materials - Participant Certificate
Editable participant certificate of completion for the Girl Talk program.
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Girl Talk Facilitator Materials - Participant handouts (Spanish)
Participant handouts in Spanish for use with Girl Talk curriculum.
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Heartland Family Child Care Handbook
This book, previously called the Iowa Family Child Care Handbook, has been updated. It includes expanded information on toys, books, equipment, and how to organize your home and your day for family c
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Just In Time Parenting eNewsletters
Get information that’s relevant to your child delivered to you just when you need it. Subscribe to Extension’s free parenting eNewsletters,  are written by parenting experts (who are parents the
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Language Development -- Understanding Children
When you take time to listen, talk, read, sing, and play games with your child, you help teach important language skills that last a lifetime. Learn typical language skills and how to nurture those sk
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Learning to Read and Write -- Understanding Children
Learning to read and write is an exciting adventure for a young child. Discover ideas to encourage your child to read and write and the five stages of reading development.
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Manual Heartland para el Cuidado Familiar de Niños
This book, previously called the Iowa Family Child Care Handbook, has been updated. It includes expanded information on toys, books, equipment, and how to organize your home and your day for family ch
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Match age, abilities to farm chores -- Safe Farm
Here are some general guidelines for adults to use when providing supervision, assigning chores, and teaching about safety in ways that are appropriate for a youth's age and abilities.
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Moving to a New Home -- Understanding Children
Moving to a new home creates challenges for children through new situations and strong emotions. Learn how different age groups might react to moving and what you can do to help.
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Obesity and Overuse of Electronic Media - Science of Parenting
A child's health and wellbeing can be affected in many ways by spending too much time using electronic media. Find tips for setting limits, encouraging physical activity, and talking with your child a
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Parenting Young Teens: Early Dating
Research shows youth younger than age 14 often don't have the social and interpersonal skills to date. Find out what parents can do.
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Parenting Young Teens: Young Teen Development
Guide young teens through those uneasy, awkward times filled with so many changes — physical, emotional, social, and mental. Tips for understanding and helping young teens through this phase of life.
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Preschool & Kindergarten Ahead -- Early Learning
Make preschool and kindergarten a positive experience for your child. Find six ways to help children gain basic skills and behaviors that will prepare them for school.
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Review family farm safety rules -- Safe Farm
Here’s help to review family farm safety rules. Discussion includes the farm environment, designated play areas, identifying hazards on the farm, and how adults can model safe behavior for their chil
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Self-Esteem -- Understanding Children
Self-esteem involves developing a sense of self-worth by feeling lovable and capable. Children tackle this task differently at different developmental ages. Learn about those differences and what pare
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Sibling Rivalry -- Understanding Children
Constant fighting, put downs, and arguing among children cause frustration and concern in most parents. Some bickering is normal among brothers and sisters. Included are ideas to help reduce your fru
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Registration insert
To be used with SF 0145 - Strengthening Families English brochures. This document can be printed on either a color printer or a black and white printer. Highlighted areas on PDF allow for customizatio
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Spanish Registration insert
To be used with SF 0145 - Strengthening Families English brochures. This document can be printed on either a color printer or a black and white printer. Highlighted areas on PDF allow for customizatio
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Temper Tantrums -- Understanding Children
Temper tantrums are a normal part of growing up for all children. There are no magic cures, but there are some successful techniques that can help you manage and prevent them.
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The Changing Parent-Child Relationship -- Living With Your Teenager
Learn about the struggles between parents and teens, along with the helpful attitudes and expectations that will ease parent/teen conflicts.
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Toilet Training -- Understanding Children
Toilet training is a big step in a young child’s life. Learn how to tell if your child is ready and ten steps to successful toilet learning.
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Toys -- Understanding Children
Toys bring a great deal of joy to children, but they also can be valuable learning tools. Includes a chart of toys to choose and avoid by age group.
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Understanding Changes in Thinking -- Living With Your Teenager
Learn about the way your teenager thinks about him/herself and about values you are teaching to your child.
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Understanding Emotional Changes -- Living With Your Teenager
Learn what causes increased emotionality in your teenager and how to deal with it.
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Understanding Physical Changes -- Living With Your Teenager
Learn about the changes in your teen’s body and how to prepare him/her for these changes. This may help you support your child through this difficult time.
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Who Cares for Iowa's Children
Why be concerned about early childhood education? Time spent in child care is prime learning time and nearly 70 percent of Iowa's children under age six spend time in early care while their parents wo
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