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Intentional Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Rollins Staff February 15, 2022

Black History Month is a way to recognize and honor the significant contributions, struggles, and experiences of members of the Black community. Here’s a bit of history about Black History Month. Carter G. Wilson, the…

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The Power of Play for Young Children

Rollins Staff July 23, 2021

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning and the way they make sense of the world around them. Play is really…

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The Power of TALKing Early and Often with Young Children

Rollins Staff July 23, 2021

Did you know that vocabulary development begins long before children know how to speak? From birth to pre-k, children’s brains develop faster than at any other point in their development. They yearn to soak up…

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Tips For Teaching Alphabet Knowledge

Rollins Staff November 9, 2020

A great way to begin teaching letters to children is to focus on the ones in their first name, because their name is important to them! This is a great way to introduce and get…

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Early Language Strategies that Build Emergent Literacy Skills

Rollins Staff July 7, 2020

Let’s talk reading. Now, it would be unreasonable to expect children to read when they’re babies, toddlers, or even Pre-K students. However, the foundation for reading is being built very early in a baby’s development,…

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Using Pet-Themed Stories to Connect With Your Child

Rollins Staff June 26, 2020

Lizards, turtles, bullfrogs, ferrets, rats, gerbils, guinea pigs, fish, cats, dogs, newts, salamanders, rabbits, and snakes…OH MY! These are some of the pets my family has had over the years. Wow! What was I thinking!?…

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Let’s Talk Family

Rollins Staff June 18, 2020

Families come in many varieties. No matter what your family looks like, how big it is, or who’s in it, it’s probably played a big part in your life – and the same is true…

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Using Open-Ended Questions to Engage Your Child in Meaningful Conversation

Rollins Staff June 18, 2020

“Why don’t I have a tail?” “Why do zebras have stripes?” “Why do birds poop on cars?” Kids are full of questions – some we wish someone else could answer! I may not have all…

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Science of Early Brain Development

Rollins Staff June 15, 2020

POP QUIZ! Fill in the blank: Born to                   . What comes to mind? People have lots of ideas about what we are born to be, do, and…

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Language Nutrition: Keeping Your Child’s Brain Healthy and Strong

Rollins Staff May 13, 2020

We all know proper nutrition and regular exercise are very important for our children’s bodies to grow (and stay) strong and healthy. But did you know nutrition and exercise also play a big part in…

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How Talking, Reading and Playing Can Help Families Teach Language Skills at Home

Rollins Staff May 5, 2020

Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all want the best for the children in their lives. Families want the next generation to find success and happiness in whatever job, career or passion they choose to pursue….

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Lifting Language: How to Help Grow Your Child’s Vocabulary This Spring

Rollins Staff May 4, 2020

I love springtime! I think it’s the newness it brings: the bright green grass and leaves, the tiny buds just waiting to open, blue skies, rain showers and birds chirping. Spring is just so… refreshing…