Encouraging Your Child to Cooperate 

Learning Area(s): Social and Emotional, Children’s Development Resources | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old
Learning Objective: Sometimes children do not want to help clean up or transition from playing to completing a daily routine, such as brushing their teeth. This PALS Spotlight shares different strategies parents can use when children are reluctant to cooperate.

Help Your Child Learn to Behave 

Learning Area(s): Social and Emotional, Children’s Development Resources | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old
Learning Objective: It is natural for young children to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and angry and to display these feelings by having a tantrum. In this PALS Spotlight, parents learn several preventive strategies to effectively and positively manage children’s challenging behaviors.

Reading with Your Child 

Learning Area(s): Reading and Writing, Children’s Development Resources | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old
Learning Objective: Reading books with children builds their language and early literacy skills. This PALS Spotlight highlights different strategies parents can use before, during, and after reading a book with their child that is engaging and supports learning.

Responding to Your Child when It’s Difficult to Do So 

Learning Area(s): Social and Emotional, Children’s Development Resources | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old
Learning Objective: This PALS Spotlight will provide strategies on how to be responsive to young children when it may be difficult to do so, such as when parents are tired, stressed, or busy.

Responding to Your Child’s Negative Signals 

Learning Area(s): Social and Emotional, Children’s Development Resources | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old
Learning Objective: In this PALS Spotlight, parents will learn how to identify and interpret children’s negative signals and respond to them in a warm, sensitive, and contingent way that help children feel acknowledged and understood.

Responding to Your Child’s Positive Signals 

Learning Area(s): Social and Emotional, Children’s Development Resources | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old
Learning Objective: In this PALS Spotlight, parents will learn how to identify and interpret children’s positive signals and respond to them in a warm, sensitive, and contingent way that encourages children’s communication.

Sharing Books with Your Child 

Learning Area(s): Reading and Writing, Children’s Development Resources | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old
Learning Objective: Sharing books with young children can sometimes be challenging. This PALS Spotlight provides examples of different ways young children like to explore books and how parents can share control during book time so children build a positive association with books.

Talking to Your Child 

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Children’s Development Resources | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old
Learning Objective: Young children want to connect and communicate with their parents. In this PALS Spotlight, different language strategies will be described that help young children learn how to better understand and use words.