Parenting Tips & Activities

Parenting tips and parent-child activities that promote learning and development, as well as encourage bonding and attachment.

“Homework” for Expecting and New Moms

Expecting a baby? Tips to reflect on how your life will change and find new ways to connect with your baby and loved ones.

Community Events for Parents with Young Kids

Community events in Austin help you create a network of support to navigate the challenges of raising children. Find free, bilingual activities!

Role-Play Helps Kids with Emotions

Learn how using stuffed animals and role-playing can help toddlers understand and manage their emotions. It's fun, simple, and can make a big difference with big feelings!

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Any Baby Can

Tips for families enrolled in Any Baby Can programs to get the most out of their services and explore everything we offer.

Understanding Your Child’s Behaviors and Needs

Children's behaviors are often a way of communicating their unmet needs. Learn about four common needs that can contribute to challenging behaviors.
A Parent's Guide: Medical Trauma in Kids

Support Your Child Through Medical Trauma

In this blog post, we explore what medical trauma is and provide strategies for parents to minimize and address medical trauma in their children.

Make Animal Face Plates: Joint Attention

This paper plate activity is inexpensive and easy to do, plus it encourages joint attention and working together on a task.

Nurturing Family Rituals & Routines

Family rituals help you think about your daily routine in a new way: as possible moments of connection.

Shaving Cream Play Activity

There are great developmental benefits to sensory play, like this shaving cream activity from our Healthy and Fair Start program.
Pregnant Woman with nurse on couch

Advocate for Your Body and Your Blood Pressure

To safely monitor blood pressure in pregnancy, moms should understand what’s normal for your body, ask the right questions, and know when and how to express concern.
A collage of containing 3 rectangles: (Left to Right) First and second rectangle: Toddler plays with homemade play dough 3. ingredients for making play dough.

Sensory Activity: DIY Playdough

Parent-child activities, like making playdough, build a child’s ability to process sensory input and are great for bonding.
Toddler and mother crouched in front of body of water with binoculars and a net ready to explore!

Nature Walk: Bonding and Development

Through parent-child activities like the nature walk, families can promote their kids’ development and encourage bonding.

Tummy Time and Brain Development

Learn tummy time and floor time techniques for babies zero to six months that encourage bonding and proper development.
Parent educator demonstrating Clap, Tap, Rap activity in our Healthy & Fair Start.

Parent-Child Activity: Learning Through Play

Children learn through play! This simple parent-child activity helps kids notice and copy patterns, and practice waiting their turn.
Parent educator looks at materials for the DIY roller book parent-child activity

Parent-Child Activity: Learning and Moving

This parent-child activity encourages bonding while developing gross and fine motor skills and building language skills.
Young childing writing with the help of their father.

The Father You Choose to Be

If you are a father—or a grandfather, male caregiver or other father figure in the family—don’t take the role lightly. Tips for being the father you choose to be.
Mom, staff and baby practicing sign

First Steps When a Child is Hard of Hearing

There are many resources for families who have just found out their child is deaf or hard of hearing. Soon you’ll find ways to embrace a new way of life, one with many beautiful surprises.
Staff working with child and parents

Parent Coaching Ideas You Can Use

Any Baby Can's parent coaching model empowers parents with skills and confidence that can be transferred to many parts of life.


Our expert staff share some of their favorite at-home activities to help you support your child’s growth and development. Plus they’re fun!

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