Welcome to the FamilySPEAK Blog! Our main blog is below, and you may also visit our special blog categories by clicking on a topic: Emotional Well-Being, Health, Nutrition, and Learning at Home

The Germ Experiment for Kids

This is a hands on activity that parents/care providers can do with their children to teach the importance of how handwashing keeps germs away. Learn more

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The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is not selfish or indulgent—it’s how we keep ourselves well to ensure we are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of being there for our

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Emergency Preparedness

Watch a video featuring Devereux Center for Resilient Children Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., as she helps her 5-year-old daughter

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Resources from ReadyRosie

A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19 With the growing impact of the COVID-19 virus, ReadyRosie (The Creative Curriculum) has developed a free toolkit

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Sesame Street in Communities

Sesame Street in Communities offers TONS of resources that help kids (and parents!) with what matters most in young lives: health and wellness, social-emotional skills,

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The December Buzz | Part 2

You’ll want to check out Part 2 of December’s Buzz to find out what this picture is! Michelle Klamm, AFK’s new Community & Family Education

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Milestone Tracker App from CDC

Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with the Center for Disease Control’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from

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Reading Counts!

Counting pictures of items, such as in a picture book, rather than physical items is a stronger way to support a child’s concept of cardinality,

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The Buzz | April Edition

Check out the April Edition of The Buzz. This edition celebrates early childhood! Find out what promotes healthy brain development during the early years.

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Special Blog Categories

Emotional Well-Being
Learning at Home