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Let's Sing! The Benefits of Music in Early Childhood

By Too Small to Fail

Listening to music and singing with your little one is not only fun but can play a powerful role in helping to support his/her early brain and language development.  Music introduces children to new words, sound patterns, and more, which helps develop listening and comprehension skills. These skills help build the necessary foundation for learning how to read.  

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Why We Celebrate Dads All Year Long

By Too Small to Fail

This past Sunday, we celebrated the amazing dads in our lives. Here at Too Small to Fail, we know fathers play a critical role in their children’s development and should be celebrated all year long.

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4 Things to Know About Your Child’s Social-Emotional Development

By Too Small to Fail

Research shows that a strong social and emotional foundation in early childhood powerfully impacts children’s later attitudes and behaviors, academic performance, career path, and adult health outcomes.  Parents and caregivers can help their little ones develop social-emotional skills—the capacity for strong relationships, emotional awareness, and the ability to recognize, understand, express, and respond to feelings in socially appropriate ways—from the moment they are born. 

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The Benefits of Bilingualism

By Too Small to Fail

Did you know? Young children can learn several languages at the same time by hearing parents use them as part of everyday conversations. While some parents may believe that their children may be confused by hearing more than one language, research shows that learning multiple languages actually benefits their overall learning and development. In addition to having a larger vocabulary, bilingual children develop important thinking skills such as the ability to multi-task and engage in more flexible thinking. Growing up in a bilingual environment can also help children learn to regulate emotions and develop stronger social skills.

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Raising Strong Girls

By Too Small to Fail

Research shows that early experiences in children’s lives have a lifelong impact on their learning and development. From the moment they’re born, babies learn to feel safe and secure in their world through the relationships they have with their parents and caregivers. When adults provide little ones with consistent, nurturing care from the very beginning, they help them to develop healthy attitudes about themselves and create trusting relationships with others.

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