June 29, 2021 Trying Together Releases Family Resources in Spanish To increase accessibility, Trying Together is releasing family resources in Spanish through our Developmentally Appropriate Parenting (DAP) Series, Parenting Together Pathway, and #SummerofPlay campaign. Creating Accessible Resources for Families All families and caregivers deserve access to high-quality resources that provide information on parenting, child development, play, child care, and more. However, many families cannot access family resources simply because they are not published in their home language. To increase the accessibility of our content, Trying Together published family resources in Spanish from our Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series, Parenting Together Pathway, and #SummerofPlay social media campaign. Spanish is the second most spoken language in Pennsylvania with nearly 635,000 people over the age of five speaking Spanish at home. Although the printable and video resources featured in this post are only available in English and Spanish, all content on the Trying Together website is available in multiple languages by using the “Select Language” box in the top right of our website. Developmentally Appropriate Parenting The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series is a family resource content series developed by Trying Together that empowers caregivers to create high-quality experiences at the earliest stages of their children’s lives. The series currently features information on Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Childhood Physical Health, Child Care, Early Intervention, Safety, and Social-Emotional Development. More topics will be added through 2022. Series Topics Available in Spanish A Guide for Families: Creating An Emergency Kit Directory for Emergency and Safety Services Family Guide for Early Intervention and Inclusion in Allegheny County Family Guide for Navigating Early Intervention Services Navigating Difficult Emotions as Caregivers: A Guide for Families Strategies to Support Social-Emotional Development: A Guide for Families Supporting Social-Emotional Development Through Play: A Guide for Families Supporting Childhood Physical Health: A Guide for Families Using Play to Support Children’s Physical Health How to Find, Choose, and Pay for High-Quality Child Care Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Parents Parenting Together Pathway The Parenting Together Pathway is a video-based learning series that provides high-quality information on early childhood development topics to parents and caregivers in Allegheny County and surrounding areas. Currently, families can learn about brain development, interactions and relationships, play, child care, advocacy, and technology. More videos will be released through 2021. All videos, video transcripts, and PDFs are available in English and Spanish. Start watching today to explore these early childhood topics and better support your children’s healthy growth! Pathway Topics The Beautiful Brain Provides an overview of how the brain develops during early childhood and the roles that interactions, environments, and trauma play in a child’s healthy development. It’s More Than Just Play: The Role of Play in a Child’s Life Explores different types of play, how play benefits young children, and how caregivers can support playful learning at home. Everyday Interactions Matter: Noticing the Simple and Ordinary Provides an overview of positive interactions between children and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn how to recognize moments of connecting, sharing, growth, and belonging in everyday moments. The Role of Technology in Caregiving and Caregiving Experiences Provides an overview of how technology can be resourceful during daily routines and play. How to Choose High-Quality Child Care Provides an overview of what you should look for when searching for high-quality child care. Becoming A Child’s First Advocate Provides an overview of advocacy, advocacy’s role in supporting young children and families, and how caregivers can become advocates for all children. #SummerofPlay As Fred Rogers said, “Play is often talked about as a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.” In celebration of the power of play, Trying Together and Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative are calling on families to join our #SummerofPlay campaign on social media by sharing their favorite playful pictures, activities, creations, and more! Join us in celebrating by using our social media toolkit. The toolkit is available in Spanish and includes tips, hashtags, sample posts, and more! Help us spread the word that #PlayMatters. Report a Barrier If you or someone you know is experiencing a barrier in accessing our online or printable content, please contact Trying Together at firstname.lastname@example.org. All feedback will be reviewed and considered in upcoming content planning.