Creative Toys for Christmas
Creative Toys for Christmas

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  • Open-ended toys help develop creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Appeal to your child's innate creativity with toys that can be played with in a variety of ways.
  • Things like art supplies, games, construction toys, dolls, and simple action figures make great and inexpensive toys.
Empowering Your Children Through Media Literacy
Empowering Your Children Through Media Literacy

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  • Media literacy is a complementary skill to core literacy.
  • Understanding how to evaluate media is an important life skill.
  • Everyday life is filled with opportunities to model and teach media literacy.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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  • RSV usually looks similar to the common cold.
  • RSV is common among children under two but in certain at-risk kids it can develop into a more serious illness.
  • Proper hand washing and avoiding exposure are two important preventative steps.
How and Why to Teach Kids Gratitude
How and Why to Teach Kids Gratitude

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  • Studies have found grateful people enjoy better health, improved sleep, healthier relationships, and more satisfaction.
  • Gratitude is not a product of our surroundings, but something we can control.
  • Teaching your children gratitude will help them do better in school and in life.
Negotiating an IEP
Negotiating an IEP

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  • Be familiar with and realistic about your child’s strengths and weakness before attending the IEP.
  • Talk beforehand to your child’s teachers about challenges in the classroom and any solutions.
  • Be patient with yourself and your team. It takes time and experience to develop good negotiation skills and relationships with the professionals involved in your child’s education.
Understanding an IEP
Understanding an IEP

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  • Learning the purpose of an IEP, and some of the common terms used, can help parents feel more confident during an IEP meeting.
  • Always review your child’s IEP to make sure nothing was left out from the meeting.
  • Follow up on your child’s IEP during the school year by keeping in touch with your case manager and your child’s teachers.
Beginning the IEP Process
Beginning the IEP Process

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  • An IEP differs from a 504 plan and requires progress tracking.
  • In Utah, your pediatrician may be able to help speed the evaluation process with a letter of diagnosis.
  • It's important to learn your rights under your state's laws before your IEP meeting.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract

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  • Guidelines for children and parents to follow to avoid Covid-19.
  • Many parents don’t talk to their kids about safety every Halloween.
  • Use a Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract as a memorable and effective way to remind children how to be safe.
Do you know what to do if your child has a seizure?
Do you know what to do if your child has a seizure?

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  • Most seizures only last a few minutes and aren’t serious.
  • Your main concern during the seizure is to make sure your child is in a safe place.
  • Be sure to call your doctor right away so that your child can be evaluated.

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