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  1. When a Child is Hospitalized
  2. Parents as Partners in Reading
  3. The Child’s Rights in a Preschool Setting
  4. Car Travel with Preschoolers
  5. 98 Ways To Say “Very Good”
  6. “I See! I Want!”
  7. How Well Do You Know Your Child?
  8. Musical Playtime
  9. Returning to Work With an Infant
  10. Helping Children Understand Death
  11. Healthy Habits Include Fitness
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  13. Protecting Children: Helpful Rules to Keep Young People Safe
  14. Recycling for Fun
  15. Children and Creativity
  16. Revenge on the Superheroes
  17. Home Alone
  18. When Jack Frost Comes Nipping
  19. Stress in Children
  20. Sunshine – Approach with Caution
  21. Safety in the Arts
  22. Cooking and Learning Together
  23. Developmentally Appropriate Practices in School-Age Child Care
  24. Food Safety for Everyone
  25. Seven Steps to Oral Hygiene for Children
  26. Toy Safety
  27. Ear Infections, Hearing Loss, and Children
  28. Water Safety
  29. Toxic Plant List
  30. Respecting the Children in Our Care
  31. Encouraging Language Acquisition in Young Children
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  34. Making a Quality Child Care Choice
  35. Helping Children Respect and Appreciate Diversity
  36. Helping Young Children Tell the Truth
  37. Celebrate National Child Day – November 20
  38. Communicating with a Child who has Special Needs
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  40. Babies and Toddlers Need Language Play Too
  41. Coping with Separation Anxiety
  42. Managing the Internet
  43. Exploring Nature with Children
  44. Comforting Your Young Child
  45. Understanding Learning Styles
  46. Making Active Choices Every Day
  47. Polyvinyl Chloride Toys
  48. Tips for Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviour
  49. Teaching Children to Respect Dogs
  50. Choosing Good Video Games
  51. Your Child’s Relationships
  52. Supporting your Child’s Physical Activities
  53. Not all Bugs are Created Equal: Use Antibiotics Wisely
  54. Children’s Healthy Eating
  55. Resolving Conflicts – Promoting Peace
  56. Early Identification for Children with Special Needs
  57. Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
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  59. Keeping Current through Lifelong Learning
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  63. Respecting Children’s Rights in Practice
  64. Respecting Children’s Rights at Home
  65. The Best Parent Ever
  66. Fear and Loathing: A Guide to Bullying Behaviour
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  68. Children at Play in the Great Outdoors
  69. The World is the Children
  70. Caring for Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  71. Connecting with Your Community Health Partners: Paediatricians
  72. Supporting Science Learning at Home
  73. Connecting with Your Community Health Partners: Dieticians
  74. Teaching Children About Safe Fire Exits at Home
  75. Moving and Growing: Building a Lifelong Habit of Physical Activity
  76. Connecting With Your Community Partners: Child Welfare Workers
  77. Supporting Children to Learn Through Play
  78. I Have the Right to Play!
  79. Bringing Back Physical Activity in Childhood
  80. Outdoor Play Environments
  81. Supporting and Encouraging Children’s Right to be Heard
  82. Physical Punishment – It’s Harmful and It Doesn’t Work
  83. Toilet Learning
  84. Hand Washing: The Best Prevention for Colds and Flu
  85. Building a Partnership with Your Child Care Practitioner
  86. Building Partnerships with Families
  87. Practitioners and Families Together: Encouraging Positive Behaviour
  88. Strengthening Communication Skills
  89. Parents as Partners: Enhancing Self-Esteem
  90. Problem-Solving Skills — Enhancing Children’s Social and Emotional Well-Being and Resilience
  91. Families and Practitioners Working Collaboratively to Support Cultural Identity in Young Children
  92. Encouraging Aboriginal Cultural Identity at Home and in Child Care
  93. Growing a Green Garden – Organic Gardening in a Child Care Setting
  94. Building a Foundation for Numeracy
  95. Ages and Stages of Numeracy Development
  96. Preventative Steps When Caring for Children in Your Home
  97. How Do You Know That You Are Moving Towards Inclusion?
  98. Learning to use “Words”!
  99. Clean Air for Healthy Children
  100. Nine Crucial Elements of Early Childhood Education
  101. Promoting Indigenous Languages in Early Learning and Child Care
  102.  Child Care: A Canadian Snapshot
  103. The Value of Play for Young Children
  104. Primary Care
  105. Creating a Personal Approach to Leadership
  106. Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
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