Fun and informative tip sheets for summer!

Learn about exciting new ways to support children’s growth with our summer collection of tip sheets! We’ve got information on helping children develop executive function skills with music. And you’ll learn about encouraging play as an essential way to learn. Watch this space for more!

Tip sheets: the importance of play

Play is more than just having a good time. Play helps children grow physically, cognitively, and socially. Download our tip sheets on the importance of play to learn more.

Musical ways to support inhibitory control

Inhibitory control is one of our executive function skills. It’s the skill that allows us to resist an unhelpful impulse or a temptation. Children learn inhibitory control over time, like other executive function skills. Adults can help! Our latest tip sheets explain that music offers fun opportunities to practice inhibitory control.

Children in foster care benefit from early education; a new report shows there is plenty of room to grow participation

Studies show that children benefit from being enrolled in early care and education (ECE) programs. Children in foster care are at greater risk for challenges at school and outside of it–challenges that ECE can help them prepare to overcome. A new report details the ECE participation of Minnesota children in foster care as well as barriers to enrollment that they may face.

How storytelling boosts our executive functioning: a Q & A with Chris Wing

In this Q & A, speech-language pathologist Chris Wing, PhD ’13, explains how language development is linked to attachment and emotional regulation. She also talks about encouraging children and adults to tell personal stories as a strategy to build their communication and executive functioning skills.

How to support children’s development with storytelling

Chris Wing, PhD, is a speech-language pathologist who has studied language development. She explains why telling stories about their lives helps children learn and grow in important ways. She also shares ways for caregivers and educators to encourage young storytellers’ skills!

Building Family Resiliency

Building Family Resiliency: Community Voices, Community Perspectives is a podcast for professionals who work with young children and their family. CEED’s Deborah Ottman interviews guests about child development and family relationships.