developmental milestones

Parenting in the Age of COVID-19. Staying Supportive. TEIS, Inc. – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff The Coronavirus Pandemic has provided many new and unexpected challenges for everyone. Whether you are a young mother, a parent working from home, or grandparent used to helping with the kids, we’ve all had to adapt to new modes of coping in a very short span of time. Being in a lockdown situation creates new challenges, especially for those caring for young children, children with developmental delays,…

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Tips for Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic. COVID-19 – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Tips for Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic The news about COVID-19 can be frightening, a major pandemic that has spread to almost every country around the world. The good news is that kids are affected differently than adults. Under 1% of cases have been recorded in children 9 years-old and under, and many of these have mild or no symptoms. There may be no fever, no…

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Developmental Delays and Disabilities, Early Intervention – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Developmental Delays and Disabilities According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developmental disabilities affect 1 in 7 children in the United States, or about 15%. As a child grows, they develop new physical, cognitive, and social skills at every age. From smiling and paying attention to faces at two months to playing make believe and dressing themselves by three years of age, a host…

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities to help with Fine and Gross Motor Skills – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Outdoor Games and Indoor Crafts During your child’s first years of life, there are a variety of outdoor activities and indoor crafts that encourage the development of both gross and fine motor skills. From finger painting and working with homemade playdough indoors to playing with a ball or coloring with sidewalk chalk outside, there are many fun activities that strengthen muscles, help develop fine motor coordination, and…

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Childhood Visual Impairement. Is Your Child’s Eyesight at Risk? – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Children’s Vision Takes Time to Develop During the first months of life, your child’s eyes are experiencing the world for the first time, and their primary focus is only 8 to 10 inches away (about the distance to a parent’s face when being held.) At first, baby’s eyes may appear to be unfocused, to wander, or be crossed. It’s not an early concern, as your baby won’t…

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Social and Emotional Learning in Children. Self-Awareness, Empathy – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff What is SEL? Social and emotional learning is not new; it affects everyone, every day. It’s about self-awareness, self-control, and the interpersonal learning skills that are a part of school, work, and personal relationships. SEL started with The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and from a meeting hosted by the Fetzer Institute in 1994. Comprised of a distinguished national leadership team, the purpose of…

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Picky Eaters. Are Your Child’s Eating Habits a Problem? – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Are Your Child’s Eating Habits a Problem or a Phase? At some point your baby is likely to push away the carrot puree.  Your toddler may turn their head when faced with a spoon full of peas. Most “picky eating” behavior is normal and occurs at one time or another among 20% to 50% of kids. Young children can be frustrating at mealtime for a wide range…

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Baby Talk or Babbling is a Developmental Milestone on the way to Speech – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Before Baby’s First Words Comes Babble For baby, communication starts with crying, that all purpose attention getter that can wake you up in the wee hours and keep you on your toes all day long. While it may not seem like it at first, your baby is definitely paying attention to what you have to say. You may be focused on soothing your child back to sleep…

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Benefits of Crawling, an amazing activity for learning and growth. – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Building Skills and Healthy Bodies For your baby, crawling is much more than a way to get around on hands and knees. It’s a superpower that helps introduce her to the world, building skills and self-awareness in beneficial ways. For scientists studying early development, the simple activity of crawling is full of surprises. Crawling helps develop both coordination and environmental curiosity. With this simple, safe movement, your…

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