Children 1-5 years old: Those Terrific Toddlers and Precious Preschool Years
This portion of the CHEO Connects series will introduce parents to the major developmental stages of ages 1 to 5 and what to expect from them. It will also highlight the top five red flags to watch out fo, and how parents can encourage healthy development in their children during these years.
Specific topics that parents can expect to be discussed are school readiness, toilet training, and fine and gross motor development. The discussions will also include: speech and language development, diet and nutrition, and behaviour and discipline.
Plenary: What You Need To Know!
Children aged 1 to 5 go from our babies to those precocious kindergarteners. Through those years there is a phenomenal amount of change. Dr. Marc Zucker will discuss what is “normal” during these years, what parents should watch out for and how parents can help their children achieve healthy development and growth during this phase.
Three Breakout Sessions Offered
1. TALK the TALK
Milestones, red flags and strategies to promote speech and language development in preschool children. During this presentation, speech and language milestones in preschool children (0-5 years) and red flags will be reviewed with parents to assist them with early and timely identification of possible speech and language delays. The services and referral process of the First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa will also be discussed. Strategies facilitating speech and language development will be demonstrated.
Click here to download the Powerpoint of the TALK the TALK presentation.
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2. How do I get my kid to eat? Tips and tricks on diet and nutrition.
What should our kids be eating, how much, how often. How do you as a parent ensure your child is getting what they need? How do you get your fussy eater to eat?
Click here to download the Powerpoint of the Tips and Tricks on Diet and Nutrition presentation.
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3. Helping your 1 to 5 year old develop skills for co-operation and self-management
Learn to understand your child’s ability to regulate their emotions and behavior, and their growing independence. Dr. Bourget will also discuss strategies parents can use when adults and children can’t seem to agree.