The Growing Minds Program, funded by Kohl’s Cares, brings Rady Children’s Hospital volunteer clinicians into communities to enhance family well-being by increasing positive parent-child interactions and educating families about key child health behaviors via interactive learning.

"Make a special bedtime plan and do it every night."
- Wendy Hunter, M.D.
"Talk, read, and sing with your children all day, every day."
- Wendy Hunter, M.D.
"Breastfeed your baby for one year."
- Laura Wheeler, NP
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Bedtime Plan

Did you know? Just like we teach our children how to ride a bike, we also have to teach them how to sleep? Children who get enough sleep behave and learn better. So, how do you help your child to get the best sleep?

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Duration 02:22

Safe Sleep For Babies

Did you know that SIDS is the most common cause of death for babies from 1-month-old to 1 year of age? The most effective way to reduce the risk for SIDS is to place your baby on their back to sleep.

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Breastmilk Is Best

Did you know that human milk boosts your baby’s natural defenses? Mother’s milk helps babies fight colds, ear infections, and even diarrhea. Breastfeeding also reduces your baby’s risk of diseases when they are adults.

Healthy teeth
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Healthy Teeth

Did you know that cavities are the most common disease in children? And that children need strong teeth to eat, speak and grow healthy? Help brush your child’s teeth twice every day with fluoride toothpaste as soon as their first tooth grows.

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Duration 02:26

Talk, Read, Sing

Did you know that hearing many words every day helps your child’s brain grow? Just like your muscles get bigger when you exercise, the sound of words makes kids’ brains grow stronger.

Description of the Growing Minds/TMH video series and explanation of what the topics are…

From the pediatrician’s office to your community. Growing Minds brings you resources that will help your children grow healthy. Learn more about each of our topics. Questions about the topics? Feel free to drop us a line.