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Speak Up! – EMK

For some children, early literacy skills — the ability to generate and produce rhymes, manipulate sounds in words to make new words, define words based on prior knowledge and use new words in conversations — come easily and naturally through interactions with peers and adults. For most children, however, these skills need to be explicitly …

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Happy Healthy Hygiene: Helping Kids Keep it Clean

When prospective parents dream of their future brood, they usually picture children who are freshly bathed: rosy cheeked, perfectly coiffed tots wearing color-coordinated — and clean —outfits. Sadly, this vista is as fleeting as the “new baby” scent, because real kids are messy, dirt loving, and generally unconcerned with cleanliness. Parents can teach kids to …

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