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| April 6, 2020

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April 2020

Parenting in the Time of Social Distancing
Being the parent of a young child can be stressful under any circumstances, but our current reality makes it even harder. Get expert advice — “Find times across the day to share moments of nurturing and affection” — and some encouragement — “You have what it takes!” — to help you through these challenging times.
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Talking with Your Child About Coronavirus
Young children are especially sensitive to situations causing stress in their environments and among their caregivers. There are resources available to help you talk with your toddler or preschooler about the coronavirus. A top tip? Keep it simple and age-appropriate. For example, “We’re taking a break from playing with others so we can all stay healthy.”
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Favorite Children’s Books
Everyone has a special book they love to share with young children. Look for your favorite among these recommendations from Chef Chris Bianco, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman, an Arizona Cardinal and many others who know the power of children’s books and reading.
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Make Your Family Count. It’s Safe and Easy.
The 2020 Census continues to ask Arizona families to complete their census forms online, by phone or mail. With community concerns surrounding the coronavirus and social distancing in place, it is more important than ever to respond from home.
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