From longer, warmer days to blooming flowers and new green leaves on trees, it’s clear that spring has sprung. Nature’s seasonal “growth spurt” also impacts humans: Did you know that during spring and early summer, children tend to grow more, and faster, than at any other time of the year?
Just as babies and children need nurturing from birth to achieve their greatest potential, so do families. And as children and families grow strong, so can communities. How can we create a healthy environment where everyone in the family can flourish?
In this Parenting Guide, we explore growth and transformation in families, from milestones of physical growth for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, to ideas on learning as a parent to help your family grow stronger. And because helping out in the family can help children develop socially and emotionally, we provide ideas for age-appropriate chores for little ones.
In celebration of family growth this season, First 5 LA salutes those who make it all possible: parents! Happy Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!