Child Development for Parents

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Every interaction with your baby – a smile, a hug, a laugh – impacts who they become

8 Things to Remember about Child Development

Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new ways of thinking about solutions.

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Caring for your baby 

These three booklets contain valuable information to assist you in caring for yourself and your baby or your young child. They are usually given to new parents by the Public Health Nurse on the first visit after your baby is born. The three booklets cover the three main phases of Baby's early years Birth to 6 months, 6 months to 2 years and 2-5 years.

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The Psychologist Guide to You and Your Baby

Written by Ella Rhodes, January 2016.

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A Good Start: Advances in Early Childhood Development

Untitled 1A special issue to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s first grant in early childhood, this edition of Early Childhood Matters surveys the state of the early childhood field, reflecting on what we know and what are the priorities for the future.
Guest-edited by Joan Lombardi, it includes contributions from experts on a range of subjects including brain science, nutrition, home visiting, parent support, pre-primary, paternity, emergency contexts, and children with disabilities, measurement and leadership. 

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