Have you seen the world through your child’s eyes lately? You’d be surprised at how easy it is for a baby to get into trouble. Create a safe place by babyproofing every room in your home.
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Drowning is Silent
In California, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related deaths among children under the age of five. Each year, near-drowning incidents result in life-long disabilities. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Drowning Prevention Foundation continue to raise awareness on this issue, and remind parents and caregivers that drowning is preventable. For more information visit the Department of Developmental Services.
Child’s Brain Development
Brains are built over time, but the primary foundations are constructed very early in life. While many factors influence brain development, your early interactions have the most impact – and they include talking, reading, and singing. – See more at: First 5 California’s Learning Center.
Babies change more in the first year of life than at any other time. Use the following activities to help develop your baby’s motor skills, muscle strength, social and emotional growth, and more. – See more at: First 5 California Babies Activity Center.
Toddlers enjoy using their senses and enhanced motor skills to explore the world around them. Use the following activities to help your toddler express his creativity, develop language skills, learn how to problem solve, and more. – See more at: First 5 California Toddler Activity Center.
Preschoolers can better control their physical abilities to achieve more challenging tasks, like cutting paper. Use the following activities to further nurture your child’s motor skills, improve memory and communication skills, and more. – See more at: First 5 California Preschoolers Activity Center.
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Get Down, Look Around – Babyproofing
Babyproofing Your Home from Top to Bottom
Talk. Read. Sing. It changes everything®
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