Why do some babies cry more than others do?

Some experts believe that babies who cry more than others have a more sensitive temperament (their individual nature) and have difficulty controlling their crying.  To learn more and  get some tips, click here.
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What do the letters in “PURPLE” stand for?

The Period of PURPLE Crying begins at about 2 weeks of age and continues until about 3-4 months of age. There are other common characteristics of this phase, or period, which are better described by the acronym PURPLE. All babies go through this period. It is during this time that some babies can cry a lot and some far less, but they all go through it.  To learn more watch this video. To see what the acronym PURPLE stands for visit here.
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Kindergarten Readiness Program (KRP)

The Kindergarten Readiness Program (KRP) is a great way to prepare your preschooler for their first day of school. If you have a child entering JK this fall your child and you can attend any of our KRP’s throughout July and August. The KRP program will help foster self-help skills, social skills, communication and self-regulation. You can also get tips for what you can do to support your child’s transition to Kindergarten. Registration is required for this program! Limited Space (12 children/12 adults per session) Adults must stay with their child. We will be offering KRP programs throughout Lanark County. For
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Why is attachment important?

Healthy attachment will help your child handle situations as he/she grows older  and how to trust other people, so it’s an important part of developing healthy relationships later in life. To learn more visit here.
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Five Things NOT to Do to Babies

1. Ignore them (don’t)… Why is a companionship relationship particularly important for babies? The first three years of life is a time when tacit (non conscious) understanding of how the social world works is developed and it gets wired into how the brain works…With responsive care, the brain’s systems learn to work well and thereby keep the person healthy and socially engaged. What is learned during early life will be applied ever after to relationships (unless changed with therapy or other significant brain-changing experiences)…  2. Let them cry (don’t) Imagine being in pain and asking for help and being ignored.
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CROW is looking for one new board member!

  Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening child care, family life, child development and community links in Lanark County.  In 2018, CROW celebrated 30 years of service supporting children and families throughout Lanark County.  The CROW Board provides governance for both the EarlyOn Child and Family Centre and Licensed Home Child Care. Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW) recognizes children are capable and curious and delivers programs and services that value and build on their strengths and abilities. CROW is guided by How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years as
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Why practise being mindful?

Ellen Langer and team, a world-renowned mindfulness researcher found that children not only prefer to interact with mindful adults, but actually devalue themselves following interactions with mindless adults (Langer, Cohen & Djikic, 2010) To learn more about the benefits of mindfulness click here.
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What can I provide for my children to play with?

Children will find many things to play with around your home or outside in the garden, in parks and playgrounds. These can include things like pots and pans to put things in and pour with, rocks to climb, everyday clothes to dress up in, gardening tools. Follow your child’s current interests and encourage creative play by offering the following: paper to draw on and various drawing materials (pencils, textas, crayons and paints) blocks dress-ups, dolls, puppets and toy animals sandpits, water and mud things to push, pull and ride on (e.g., cars and trucks, wagons and tricycles) containers of all
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Why do we keep hearing play is important?

Play is children’s language, children’s work and children’s relaxation. Children need to play for healthy development. Play is for all children, all ages from babyhood on, and all abilities.  Click here to learn more.
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