Everybody plays, but play does not look the same for everybody. In this podcast, discover ways to make play accessible and meaningful to all infants and toddlers across cultures.
Listen to training and technical assistance podcasts from the Office of Head Start. Home visitors, child care providers, directors, teachers, and other staff can access and learn valuable information about a variety of early childhood-focused topics.
In this podcast, learn about the skills infants and toddlers need to develop relationships with their peers. Discover strategies to help them build healthy peer relationships.
Infants and toddlers have an amazing capacity to learn multiple languages. In this podcast, learn about early language development and discover strategies to support dual language learning.
Listen and reflect on the emotions that come up when biting occurs in the learning environment. This Parallel Play episode highlights ways to address, prevent, and respond to biting behavior in toddlers.
Practice along with Elmo as he shows the mindfulness strategy of whole body listening. This activity can be used to help children focus and prepare for the day or a new activity.
This activity can help children build confidence and practice self-love. Together with children, listen and follow Grover’s instructions.
Listen to Cookie Monster explain how to notice things around us. This activity can help children find grounding and focus.
Take a deep breath with Abby! This activity can help children find calmness and reset.
Follow Big Bird’s instructions and say hello to each part of the body. This activity can be used to help children relax or self-soothe, including during difficult moments.
In this Parallel Play episode, learn ways to support toddlers in their efforts to use and explore materials with one another.