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Be Active
Ideas for types and amounts of physical activity and MyPlate recommendations for adult and child food intake.

Available in English or Spanish.
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Safety in Your Child Care Environment - Essentials Child Care
Best practices and recommendations for creating a safe environment to prevent injuries in the child care environment. Includes a safety checklist for falls, choking, poisons, water safety and electrical hazards and information about active supervision to prevent accidents.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Emergency Preparedness - Essentials Child Care
Disasters are often unexpected and require quick thinking and action. Learn more about required emergency plans, emergency supply kits, and intruder alert protocol in the child care setting.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Transportation of Children - Essentials Child Care
Transportation is a key issue for child care programs. Learn about "buckle-up" policies and precautions, child car seat guidelines, and drive safety when transporting children.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases - Essentials Child Care
Germs spread person to person, person to object to person, animal to person, and insect to person. Learn about how to reduce the spread of germs and criteria for when it is appropriate to exclude a child due to illness or condition.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials - Essentials Child Care
Over 2 million human poison exposures are reported to poison centers each year. Children under 6 years of age account for over half of the reports. Learn about common causes and symptoms of poisoning and how to keep children safe from exposure.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Medication in Child Care - Essentials Child Care
Families often rely on child care providers and teachers to safely administer medications their children need to stay healthy. Learn about medication precautions, policies, and proper handling to ensure safe administration.

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Managing Food Allergies - Essentials Child Care
Establish policies that support children in your care with food allergies. Learn about common food allergies and how to recognize and respond to allergic reactions.

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Infant Safe Sleep - Essentials Child Care
Create safe sleep environments for children in your care. Learn how to choose the right equipment and about using "Back to Sleep" practices for sleep and "Tummy Time" practices for awake time.

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Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome - Essentials Child Care
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a type of inflicted traumatic brain injury that happens when very young children are violently shaken. Learn about SBS risk factors, common patterns of excessive crying, and strategies for soothing a crying child.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Supporting Cultural Diversity - Essentials Child Care
Culture reflects a person's knowledge, beliefs, experiences, values, attitudes, language, and ethnicity. Learn how to help children relate positively to others who are both same and different from themselves.

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Understanding Homelessness - Essentials Child Care
Explore how to support children and families who are experiencing homelessness. Learn about the challenges homeless families face and how regulations can impact child care enrollment requirements.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Understanding Child Development - Essentials Child Care
Every child is different, but children of the same age have many things in common. Knowing some of the ways children grow, develop, and learn will allow you to respond to children, plan your day, and arrange the environment for play and learning.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Say 'YES' to Family Meals
Enjoying a simple meal together strengthens family bonds and creates a routine that helps children feel more secure.
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Checkout Iowa
Activities and information about how to create checkout kits designed to support the development of literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) experiences for K-3 children and their families.

Eight activity guides focus on the following topics:
  • Amazing Iowa
  • Curious Contraptions
  • Fabulous Fractions
  • Groovy Gravity
  • Magnificent Magnet
  • Marvelous Munching
  • Perfect Patterns
  • Very Veggie
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Common Stresses for Parents of Teens - Stress: Taking Charge
Find ways to manage new conflicts and stressors that develop as the parent-child relationship changes during the teen years.
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Helping Children Manage Stress - Stress: Taking Charge
Tips to help children learn ways to handle new or frustrating situations and manage stress. Includes signs of stress in children, how stress affects differing personalities, and what to do to help both easy-going and aggressive personalities deal with stress.
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Financial Literacy Lesson Plans - Grades K-5
This curriculum provides four lessons for each grade level, K-5 to address Iowa's financial literacy content standards. Most lessons use storybooks as the main activity, supplemented by activities to extend learning and to initiate discussions at home.
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Kindergarten
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1st Grade
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Checkout STEM
Activities and information about how to create checkout kits designed to support the development of literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experiences for K-3 children and their families. Seven activity guides focus on the following topics: Bee and Me, Curious Coding, Fabulous Five Senses, Super Slinky, Building Bridges, Humpty Dumpty, and Magic Eye.
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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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Conversation Cards/Tarjetas de conversación (Unit=40 cards in box)
One set of forty cards (3.5" x 2") containing conversation starters for families to use at mealtime, in the car, or on other occasions. Both English and Spanish languages appear on the cards.

Ordering 1 unit you will receive 1 set of cards. For larger quantity orders, please see our product listing with units of 40.

Conversation cards can also be used with the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.

Previously known as: EDC 0248 SET
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Conversation Cards/Tarjetas de conversación (Unit=40 sets of 40 cards)
40 sets of forty cards (3.5" x 2") each containing conversation starters for families to use at mealtime, in the car, or on other occasions. Both English and Spanish languages appear on the cards.

Ordering 1 unit you will receive 40 sets of cards. For smaller quantity orders, please see our individual unit product listing.

Conversation cards can also be used with the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.
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0-12 Months -- Ages and Stages
Babies learn and grow so quickly. By the end of their first year, most will have almost tripled in size. They will be crawling and maybe even taking a timid first step!

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of children ages 0-12 months. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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12-18 Months -- Ages and Stages
A baby's second year is a delightful time. The baby is developing a personality and rewards your time together with laughter, funny faces, and affectionate hugs. First steps and first words are exciting family events.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of children ages 12-18 months. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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18-24 Months -- Ages and Stages
Welcome to the world of toddlerhood! This stage brings a greater sense of independence as children learn to walk, run, and climb with greater skill and they love to imitate everything you do.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of children ages 18-24 months. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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2-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
Two-year-olds like to be independent! Favorite words are "Mine!" and "No." and "I do it!" Emotions may take on a roller coaster-like quality, changing from excitement to anger to laughter within a few moments.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 2-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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3-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
The 3-year-old is full of wonder, and spends a lot of time observing and imitating others. They love to spend time with parents and enjoy helping out with simple household tasks.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 3-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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4-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
Energetic and imaginative best describes 4-year-olds. They are able to learn new words quickly, and use them in chatting and telling jokes and wild stories.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 4-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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5-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
The 5-year-old is cheerful, energetic, and enthusiastic. Fives enjoy planning and discussing who will do what. A "best friend" is very important, but hard to keep as social skills are not well developed yet.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 5-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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6-8 Years -- Ages and Stages
Young school-agers are ready for a steady pace of growing and learning, one in which real life tasks and activities overtake pretend and fantasy. Friendships are an important testing ground for learning new social skills. Equipped with a longer attention span, they are ready to delve into projects, solve problems, and resolve arguments!

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 6- to 8-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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9-11 Years -- Ages and Stages
Friendships and accomplishments are important to older children. Secret codes, made-up languages, and passwords are used to strengthen the bonds of friendship. Be prepared to use all your “patience” skills as children this age may tend to think that they do not need adult care or supervision.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 9- to 12-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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10 Principles for Parenting Your Teen
A one-page reminder of 10 things that are important in parent-teen interactions. For example, stay warm and close, set limits and provide structure, be consistent, treat your teen with respect, and more.
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Parenting Young Teens: Using Consequences to Promote Responsibility
Pick up tips on guiding young teens to become responsible adults. Gives examples of how to use natural and logical consequences to improve behavior and show respect and fairness.
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Parenting Young Teens: Parenting in Stepfamilies
Find tips on handling discipline and different rules and values. Also find seven stages in stepfamily life and ways to build a strong, nurturing family.
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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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Parenting Young Teens: Effective Parenting
Guiding young teens is no easy task. Find tools to solve problems, help young teens learn responsibility, talk about values, and establish rules.
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Parenting Young Teens: Teaching Responsibility to Young Teens
Solve problems with young teens — you'll find new solutions as well as help youth develop responsibility. Five steps to use in achieving your goals.
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Parenting Young Teens: Keeping Young Teens Out of Trouble
What should parents expect from young teens, and how can parents help them stay out of serious trouble. Includes ways to recognize serious problems and take action.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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