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Healthy Minds and Bodies

Help children build healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Featured Topics

Explore these topics for tons of resources that help children (and parents!) develop a healthy lifestyle.

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Eating Well

Fresh, healthy foods help build strong bodies and minds.

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Parenting

Tips for taking care of children’s needs—through the ups, the downs, the big learning moments, and all the little discoveries.

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Autism

Learn how to see the amazing in all children! Celebrate and support kids with autism and every child.

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Social Emotional Skills

Help kids build skills to develop healthy relationships, respect differences, and build the social behaviors and confidence they need.

Topics and Subtopics

Explore All of our Topics and Subtopics to find the resources you need.

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Asthma

You can help children with asthma by understanding what it is—and how to be prepared for symptoms.

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Autism

Learn what autism is and how to celebrate and support the amazing in all children.

Rosita at a picnic with a family

Eating Well

Fresh, healthy foods help build strong bodies and minds.

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Emotional Well-Being

Children who are healthy in mind, body, and heart can thrive in every way. Mental health IS health!

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Family Bonding

Everyone benefits from spending quality time with family. With little ones, that usually involves plenty of play!

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Health and Hygiene

Practice healthy routines and good hygiene habits to help the whole family stay well.

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Military Families

We’re here to help equip families with child-friendly tools to tackle the unique challenges of military life.

Grover plays with a family in a meadow

Parenting

Tips for taking care of children’s needs—through the ups, the downs, the big learning moments, and all the little discoveries.

Rosita and a Family on a couch.

Social Emotional Skills

Help kids build skills to develop healthy relationships, respect differences, and build the social behaviors and confidence they need.

Julia plays with chalk with a young boy and girl.

Building a Skillset for Flexible Thinking

Autistic children depend on predictable routines to help them feel safe and stay on track. But routines inevitably change—that’s when having patience and flexibility becomes important!

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Family Connections

Every family member can play a supporting role in the life of an autistic child.

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How to Make Friends

Autistic children can face unique challenges making new friends. Here are some resources that can help.

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Talking About the Challenges of Autism

Parenting an autistic child can be challenging, but you are not alone

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Blended Families

Becoming part of a blended family means big changes. Try these strategies to help everyone develop and deepen new relationships as you cope with this transition.

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Dads

Explore resources to help both adults and children celebrate the role of fathers.

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Grandparents

Here are resources and materials to help all children and grandparents continue to build special connections across generations.

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Moms

Moms take care of a huge range of children’s needs—from basic physical needs to emotional needs such as attention and comfort.

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Doctor Appointments

Visiting the doctor is an important part of staying healthy. Help children prepare by showing them what they might expect.

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How to Stay Healthy

Simple routines like washing hands, covering up against mosquitos, and booking doctor appointments can help keep kids happy and healthy.

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Physical Activity

Children love to move—anywhere, anytime! Being active together helps channel kids’ natural energy and keeps them healthy and strong.

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Teeth

Keeping children’s smiles healthy at every age and stage is an important part of keeping their whole bodies well.

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Vaccines for Kids

Vaccines are an important way to help protect ourselves and our families, friends, neighbors, and entire communities.

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Childcare

Parents and caregivers can work together to enrich everyday moments and make caring for little ones exciting, educational, and safe.

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Learning Through Routines

Ordinary moments such as getting dressed, preparing meals, cleaning up, or bedtime offer opportunities to build math, language, and other skills that prepare kids for school.

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Childhood Milestones

So much brain development happens in the earliest years of life, and little ones thrive when they have lots of nurturing interactions with caring adults.

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Self-Care

You are the most important factor in your child’s growth and development. When you’re at your best, you’ll be better able to help your little one to learn, grow, and thrive.

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Calming Strategies

Little ones need lots of help from caring adults to grow and thrive. We offer calming strategies on comforting and providing nurturing touch, all of which are required for healthy brain development!

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Children’s Feelings

When you help children to understand and express their emotions, you help them grow and thrive.

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Friendships

Making friends is a skill that takes practice. Help children learn how to build strong, healthy relationships with the people around them.

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Building Resilience in Children and Families

Give children tools and coping skills to overcome both little and big challenges to help them learn and grow.

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Tantrums

Big emotions can be hard for little kids to handle. Tantrums are tough for kids and parents, but there are ways to deal with them to help everyone cope with those difficult moments.

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Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Resources to help children celebrate and understand our diverse world.

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Community Diversity

Resources to help all kids engage and thrive in their community and, later, in a diverse world.

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Coping with Racial Trauma

Discover ways to help children cope with difficult race-related situations and experiences.

Elmo and his dad talking with a teacher and students.

Talking About Race

A set of resources to help kids think about, ask about, and talk about race.

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Veterans

When parents transition out of military service, so do kids. Work together as a team and offer support in any way you can.

Grover with kids at a doctors office.

Coronavirus

When a health emergency brings change and uncertainty to a child’s life, there are things we can do to face each day with optimism and hope.

Abby and a girl playing.

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