Solutions Practice Guide Collections

Solutions practice guides are grouped according to different kinds of early childhood practices.

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Games for Growing: Teaching Your Baby With Early Learning Games

Young children who learn they can make interesting and exciting things happen start off on a learning adventure full of discovery and fun. This Solutions Tool Kit is chock full of ideas for supporting young children’s development through the magic of early learning games. You will want to use the practice guides in the order listed to reap the most benefit from Games for Growing. Research Fountations

Play's the thing! (Brochure)
Baby's first games teach the important connection between baby's actions and what people do next.

Playtime plus for babies (Brochure)
Baby's first games teach the important connection between baby's actions and what happens next.

The earliest learning games babies play (PowerPiece Presentation)
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Powerful social fun for little ones (Idea Pages)
Making a difference with infant learning games.

Powerful fun with responsive playthings (Idea Pages)
Making a difference with infant learning games.

I did it! (Brochure)
Help young children experience the good feelings that come from learning to make something happen.

Success breeds happiness (Idea Pages)
What you can do to help your child see that what she does can make something fun happen.

I made it fun because I made it happen: Understanding cause and effect makes kids feel terrific.
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Heart to heart (Brochure)
Building closeness through responsive parenting.

Heart to heart (Idea Pages)
Ideas for building strong ties between parents and young children.

Patience pays! (Brochure)
Whoa there! A child with disabilities or developmental delays often takes longer than other children to learn what he or she does can make something interesting happen.

It pays to be patient! (Idea Pages)
Learning to estimate how long it might take for a child to realize the connection between his or her behavior and an interesting event can make playtime more fun for both the parent and the child.

No rush! (PowerPiece Presentation Sample)
Research says it . . . Pays to be patient.
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Up Close & Personal: Strengthening the Parent-Child Relationship

It’s impossible to exaggerate the benefits of a strong, secure, parent-child relationship. This Solutions Tool Kit is packed with materials describing creative techniques that help moms, dads, and other caregivers build close, positive relationships with their young children. Research Fountations

Learning parental sensitivity (Brochure)

Tune In & Respond: Supporting Your Child's Learning and Development

Discover one of the essential building blocks for supporting children’s learning and development—a responsive adult-child interaction style. The multimedia resources contained in this Solutions Tool Kit will help you learn to interact with young children in ways that are sensitive, prompt, and appropriate. Research Fountations

Tune in & respond! (Brochure)
Caregiver interactions with a young child are most beneficial when they are Sensitive, Prompt, and Appropriate.

Tune in! (Video)
Adult/child interaction style.
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SPArkle when you interact with young children! (Idea Page)
When you "tune in" and respond to a child in ways that are Sensitive, Prompt, and Appropriate, you SPArk advancement in many areas of his development.

Creating a responsive home environment (Brochure)
A responsive home environment benefits a young child's social and emotional development.

Setting the scene for social ease (PowerPiece Presentation)

Curtain going up . . . at home! (Idea Page)
Take a cue from Broadway and "set the stage" for developing social ease.

Lap It Up: Early Child Learning Through Parent-Child Lap Games

Young children are invited to hop aboard—aboard a favorite grown-up’s lap, that is—for fun and engaging learning experiences. This Solutions Tool Kit includes a wealth of ideas about parent-child lap games that can serve as exciting learning opportunities. Research Fountations

I did it! (Brochure)
Help young children experience the good feelings that come from learning to make something happen.

Play's the thing! (Brochure)
Baby's first games teach the important connection between baby's actions and what people do next.

Success breeds happiness (Idea Pages)
What you can do to help your child see that what she does can make something fun happen.

Powerful social fun for little ones (Idea Pages)
Making a difference with infant learning games.

The earliest learning games babies play (PowerPiece Presentation)
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I made it fun because I made it happen! : Understanding cause and effect makes kids feel terrific.
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Powerful Playtime: Toys and Learning for the Very Yound Child

There’s more to toys than meets the eye. With certain kinds of toys, young children naturally play their way to new experiences and new insights, all while doing what they do best—having lots of FUN! You’ll enjoy discovering the power of playthings. Research Fountations

Toys (Brochure)
Different kinds of playthings set the stage for interactions among young children at play.

Playtime plus for babies (Brochure)
Baby's first games teach the important connection between baby's actions and what happens next.

Social toys: Try these toys for togetherness! (Idea Pages)
Types of toys you can use to get children playing together.

Powerful fun with responsive playthings (Idea Pages)
Making a difference with infant learning games.

Literacy for Little Ones: Activities to Boost Beginning Reading, Writing, and Much More!

Help young children develop a life-long love of the written and spoken word. This Solutions Tool Kit includes materials designed to promote early literacy abilities such as naming letters, using words, understanding words, hearing and using sounds in words, writing letters, sharing stories, and much more! Research Fountations

Shared reading (Brochure)
Building a child's expressive language through reading and talking about stories.

Weaving wonderful tales (Idea Pages)
Eight steps YOU can take to help your child learn to love reading and to become a storyteller who uses expressive, colorful language.

Weaving wonderful tales presentation (PowerPiece Presentation)
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Accentuate the Positive: Strengthening Positive Child Behaviors

Young children’s disruptive behavior can be overcome! We’re positive—and you’ll be, too! In this Solutions Tool Kit, you’ll find a wealth of great ideas for using positive, strength-building techniques to help you turn frowns into smiles. Research Fountations

Interplay (Brochure)
Simple techniques promote preschoolers' prosocial behavior . . . and they can work for you!

Child-focused keys (Brochure)
Playing, making friends . . . young children with disabilities open the door to new social skills with the Child-Focused Keys.

Sunny days ahead (Idea Pages)
Parents and preschoolers overcome stormy behavior and have fun with INTERPLAY!

Unlock doorways to new learning with child-focused keys (Idea Pages)
When children with developmental disabilities joyfully participate in everyday activities with adults, they can learn new social and communication skills.

Opening the door to a child's learning (PowerPiece presentation)
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