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Building Blocks For a Healthy Future

Welcome to Building Blocks for a Healthy Future, SAMHSA’S website where parents, caregivers, and teachers of children ages 3 to 6 can find lots of great tips, materials, and ideas for spending time with their children and learning together.

Parent involvement is just as important to young children as it is to older children.  Visit the Family section to find parenting tips to help your children make healthy decisions as they grow up.  Here you will find ideas for conversation starters, positive discipline, and fun family activities.

Preschool teachers are always looking for creative curriculum to keep children engaged and interested in learning.  Visit the Educators section to find lesson plans to help with your preschool curriculum development and get ideas for classroom games and activities that preschoolers will love!

Work with the children in your life as they learn problem-solving and communication skills, and practice positive reinforcement as you guide them through the Children section.  This section includes children's games, songs, and activities that will have children laughing and learning for hours!

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This Month: New Technologies

Family Article: Back to School With New Tools

Family Activity: Digital Literacy

Lesson Plan: Using Technology With Young Children

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Updated on 9/5/2014