Learning and Growing

Daily reading is key. I work every day to make sure that parents understand the key role that reading at home plays in their preschooler’s brain development and learning.  But the biggest roadblock I see when I talk to parents › Continue Reading

David Cheung walks onto the inpatient unit in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) just before 11 on a Monday morning, carrying a bag filled with school supplies marked “Braxton.” He finds Braxton’s room, peaks through the blinds to › Continue Reading

Pediatricians dole out plenty of parenting advice every day. But what happens when a doctor becomes a parent herself? Denise Warrick, MD, a pediatrician in our Division of General and Community Pediatrics, has been learning to take her own advice › Continue Reading

  Monsters, princesses and a host of other cute characters flooded the halls of the E building this week for two fun days of trick-or-treating at the hospital! Together with members of their care team, groups of patients went trick-or-treating › Continue Reading

Congratulations to members of the graduating Class of 2015! Our care teams have had the pleasure of getting to know these incredible young people over the years while they have been patients at Cincinnati Children’s. On top of their dedication and hard work in › Continue Reading

As an early childhood educator and mother of two other children, I knew my son, Henry, had at least one developmental delay by age 6 months. He cried and he laughed, but he did not babble. There were no “goo-goos” › Continue Reading

We love to bake at my house. And it’s not just because the end result is eating sweet treats. The boys have so much fun measuring, counting, pouring and stirring with all of the baking utensils. Plus, they get to › Continue Reading

The 2013 holiday season is officially upon us and while the wonder, fun, food and gifts of the next five or so weeks will certainly have your kids enjoying the festivities, our psychologists recommend that this is also a great › Continue Reading

These simple, fun activities will help keep your 4-year-old’s attention.   Numbers and Stickers Materials You Will Need: 55 stickers, marker, paper What To Do: This counting activity will help your child understand one-to-one correspondence. Write the numerals 1-10 along › Continue Reading

Chances are that your 2-year-old has a lot of feelings – and expressing those feelings isn’t always easy. These simple activities are a great way to spend quality time with your child – and will help her or him learn about feelings and › Continue Reading

While your 3-year-old probably isn’t ready to write a full sentence (or even a single word), there are several activities you can do to help her get ready for writing. The following activities are simple, require very few supplies – › Continue Reading

Our pin of the week comes from the blog Sew Many Ways. If you have a big Easter egg hunt at your house every year or have multiple children who are always fighting over the eggs, you are going to › Continue Reading