Parenting Minutes: Reading with your Child
This brief Parenting Minutes video describes the importance of reading to children in whatever language you are most comfortable. It highlights the fact that reading to children is an important part of their development and can help children improve their reading skills and succeed in school.
Parenting Minutes: Readiness Check
This new Parenting Minutes video helps parents assess how ready their children are for the next school year through the Readiness Check tool from the organization Learning Heroes. Readiness Check Tool: https://bealearninghero.org/readiness-check/
Parenting Minutes: Positive Parenting Strategies
This brief Parenting Minutes video features parenting strategies from real parents, including tips on helping children express their emotions, having children play an active role in planning the grocery list, and helping children prepare for school.
Parenting Minutes: Making TV Time Learning Time
This brief Parenting Minutes video advocates paying attention to what children watch on TV and encourages parents to watch TV with their children and talk to them about what they are viewing. The video encourages pointing out related examples throughout the day, reading books and doing related activities.
Parenting Minutes: Limiting Soda and Sweet Drinks
This brief Parenting Minutes video points out that there are about 40g of sugar in one 12oz can soda, which equals about 10 teaspoons of sugar. The video explains that the extra calories children get from soda and other sugary drinks can lead to obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Parenting Minutes: Healthy Snacks
This brief Parenting Minutes video talks about how parents and caregivers can help children eat healthier. Eating healthy snacks keeps kids strong, which means fewer sick days and a stronger mind.
Parenting Minutes: Having Fun with Words
This brief Parenting Minutes video talks about how parents and caregivers can help build their children’s language skills through storytelling, talking, singing, playing rhyming games, as well as by pointing out and discussing things throughout the day.
Parenting Minutes: Expressing Emotions
This Parenting Minutes video, featuring parents sharing personal stories, explores the importance of helping children to name and express emotions. When children can recognize and communicate their feelings, they are better able to develop skills such as confidence and self-awareness.
Parenting Minutes: Early Math
This brief Parenting Minutes video talks about how parents and caregivers can help build their children's math skills with simple everyday exercises like matching and sorting laundry, playing games of "I Spy," and comparing shapes and sizes.
Parenting Minutes: Sharing Feelings
This Parenting Minutes video, featuring parents sharing personal stories, highlights the importance of helping children to understand and manage emotions effectively. By providing an environment where sharing and listening can take place freely, you are sending a message to your children that their thoughts and feelings are important.
Parenting Minutes: Routines
This brief Parenting Minutes video provides information about the importance of establishing a schedule at home with daily routines. Having regular routines helps children learn good habits for everything from healthy eating to doing homework. Following a routine at home helps children know what to expect each day and is great practice for following a routine at school.
Parenting Minutes: Leaning into Interests of Children with Autism
This Parenting Minutes video features a mom of four children, including two sons on the autism spectrum. She describes how she and her husband lean into their sons’ interests to motivate them, foster independence, build self-esteem, strengthen math and literacy skills, and help the family to bond.