05 Apr2018April 6, 2018
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Developing Social Skills at FKS

We believe children gain confidence when they have opportunities to try new things and experience success and failure in a supportive, inclusive environment. They learn independence when they have opportunities to practice self-help skills every day. And they develop empathy when they observe caring adults interacting with others and encouraging children to consider different perspectives....

03 Feb2018February 3, 2018
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Children and the Courtesy Continuum

Please. No, thank you. You’re welcome! Respect and courtesy involve much more than using any “magic” phrase. The way we say something can say much more about our intentions than the actual words. Tone of voice and inflection often reveal a speaker’s true feelings. “Please!” can become a demand. “Sorry!” can sound anything but apologetic. Insisting on polite words won’t teach children respect for...

03 Feb2018February 3, 2018
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Curious About Your Child’s Developmental Milestones?

Your baby learns to talk during his first two years of life. Long before he utters his first word, he’s learning the rules of language and how adults use it to communicate. He’ll begin by using his tongue, lips, palate, and any emerging teeth to make sounds (cries at first, then “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” in...

04 Jan2013January 4, 2013
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Developmental Milestones at FKS

A developmental milestone is an ability that is achieved by most children by a certain age. Developmental milestones can involve physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication skills such as walking, sharing with others, expressing emotions, recognizing familiar sounds and talking.  Children grow and develop at different rates. While their pathways through childhood and school differ,...

03 Jul2012July 3, 2012
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Handling Changes with Young Children

Handling Changes with Young Children Some children, and grownups, handle change more easily than others. All children are different and you need to look at their personalities, ages, and experiences when you are considering how to help them make adjustments.  Regardless of individual differences, there are some basic strategies that are useful to most parents...

16 Feb2011February 16, 2011
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How to Get Infants and Toddlers Ready for School

How to Get Infants and Toddlers Ready for School

Encouraging and exploration of the environment may include things that may get a little messy. Parents should try letting their infant/toddler help with...

13 Dec2010December 13, 2010
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Infant Sensory Interactions

Hearing is important for infants even before birth.  Very young infants are affected by all sounds in their environment.  For example, healing very long soft tones stimulate comfort…. Read more about infant sensory interactions.