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Embrace the Joy!

Embrace the Joy!

As I sit down to write this blog, my week is coming to a close. It’s Friday. I’ve spent my workdays in a virtual conference learning, meeting people from different communities, and listening to motivating speakers. Like so many large gatherings today, this conference...

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air

For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, spring is officially here, and that’s a reason to celebrate! I don’t know about you, but I relish the opportunity to get outside and enjoy a few moments of fresh air without having to get bundled up, feeling the...

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Welcoming a New Sibling

Welcoming a New Sibling

In today’s technology-driven world, it seems so much simpler to capture special moments. Most of us usually have our phone handy, so it’s easy to snap a picture or even take a video of those bits of life that you’d like to cherish forever. Though it’s easier to...

Playing Outside, It’s More than Fun

Playing Outside, It’s More than Fun

Imagine a child, skipping along a dirt road surrounded by green woods as they toss a hula hoop into the air. This child anticipates the fall of the hula hoop as they quickly throw out one arm to catch it with their small hand. Once that hula hoop hits the child’s...

Welcoming a New Baby and Lots of Emotions

To help me brainstorm a topic for May, I took some time to stroll through the blogs that had been written in the past few months. As I glanced at the old topics, I realized it had been a while since I wrote a blog that focused on parents. Since this month is...

Let’s Play!

We’re going to spend some time talking about the different ways that children play. You’ve probably noticed that all children like to play differently. I’ve even heard my own parents talk about how different my play was in comparison to my brother’s. My parents often...

Sharing is Caring…AND a Developmental Milestone

Before we begin our discussion on sharing, I thought we could spend some time exploring developmental milestones. I know this might seem a little off topic, but I promise this all connects to sharing. Let’s start with what comes to your mind when you think about...

Shooing Away Sickness this Winter

  A few weeks ago, I found myself interacting with a toddler. We were having a great time as this little one mixed us up a pretend soup using of course a plastic bucket with some chalk inside. Soon this pretend soup turned into a magic potion. As we were mixing...

Supporting Stranger Anxiety during the Holiday Season

As the end of the year grows closer, many of us find ourselves celebrating the holiday season by gathering together to spend time with family and friends. Though this time of year can create cherished memories, many parents find themselves feeling overwhelmed,...

Baby Walkers

Like many individuals, I find myself only able to absorb a fraction of the news I see in a day. We live in such a fast-paced world where we no longer wait to hear about things that have happened. Instead, we can usually watch the news as it’s happening. Our phones are...

The MOST Important Toy for Newborns

The summer is usually a busy time for showers, gatherings and celebrations. I’ve even found myself attending a couple of baby showers this season. Of course, the spotlight of showers is usually watching parents open all their new and exciting gifts. While they sorted...

Swim Safe this Summer

As the heat continues to rise for the summer, many of us will find ourselves seeking relief in water activities. Great memories can be created with water. You might have childhood memories of spending weekends at the lake, vacationing by the ocean or simply running...

Growing Great Kids® Next Generation P-36

Our latest effort to support the work of Home Visiting, our Growing Great Kids® Next Generation (GGK®) Curriculum materials.

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Limited edition, weekly installment Newsletter published by Great Kids® from March through December 2020 with printable resources for home visitors and the families they serve.