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The Ossining Basics, Part I

Nov 29, 2019 | Children's Room

The Children’s Room continues to work closely with the Ossining School District to spread the word about The Ossining Basics. The Basics Campaign is inspired by the fact that 80% of brain development happens in the first three years of life. During this period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial and, ethnic groups become apparent.  This campaign aims to address these issues. These Basics are five fun easy ways to help all children get a great start in life.   

This month we highlight:

MAXIMIZE LOVE, MANAGE STRESS: Babies thrive when the world feels loving, safe, and predictable. Babies whose caregivers are responsive and affectionate develop a sense of security and self-control. 

With Your Infant (0-12 months)

With Your Toddler (12-36 months)

And finally when life gets stressful, it’s important to take care of yourself so you can be there for your child. Try sharing tasks with friends or family members, taking walks, doing a hobby you enjoy, or practicing deep breathing. Try different strategies and see what works best for you. Be sure to ask for help when you need.