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Let your kids explore the Land of CYKE. They can play online games at Castle Fairhope, read stories at Pelican Point, or take a ride on the E. Motion Express.

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A recent report indicated that early detection and intervention can lead to more positive results with a child that may have autism.

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Dr. Vincent Ho, a child and adult psychiatrist, writes about the problems all families face. A father of three, he knows it's more than "by the book."

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Visit the CYKE Forum and find out how other people have approached different problems. You're not alone, hear what others have to say.

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Don't miss an issue of the CYKE Newsletter. Keep up to date on the newest information available at CYKE and receive helpful suggestions.

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Many CYKE resources address different emotional problems throughout the life of your child. From anger problems to alcohol abuse prevention, check the CYKE Shop.

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Development Development Picture

Child Development
The healthy development of children is something that we often take for granted. What is more natural and ordinary then kids growing up? But we should maintain steady awareness and support of their development.

Growth and development constantly occurs in the physical, mental, and emotional abilities of a child. The physical growth of a child is often tested at their doctor's visits. But don't forget to follow your child's ability to speak and get along with other people. When there is a delay in development, let your doctor know. Parents are often the best judges of their child's development.

There has been a lot of news about autism. In children with autism, delays in language development, problems with social interaction, and repetitive behaviors are often signs of a problem. Early intervention can make a huge difference in a child's development.

Developmental Signs to Watch For:
By the end of 7 months, many children are able to:
• turn head when name is called
• smile back at another person
• respond to sound with sounds
• enjoy social play (such as peek-a-boo)

By the end of 1 year (12 months), many children are able to:
• use simple gestures (waving “bye-bye”)
• make sounds such as “ma” and “da”
• imitate actions in their play (clap when you clap)
• respond when told “no”

By the end of 11/2 years (18 months), many children are able to:
• do simple pretend play (“talk” on a toy phone)
• point to interesting objects
• look at object when you point at it and tell them to “look!”*
• use several single words unprompted

By the end of 2 years (24 months), many children are able to:
• use 2- to 4-word phrases
• follow simple instructions
• become more interested in other children
• point to object or picture when named

By the end of 3 years (36 months), many children are able to:
• show affection for playmates
• use 4- to 5-word sentences
• imitate adults and playmates (run when other children run)
• play make-believe with dolls, animals, and people (“feed” a
teddy bear).

Some things to consider:
Developmental delays are not something that children will grow out of.

Early intervention is vital for your children's growth.

If you are worried about a problem, every state has a program for early intervention for children younger than 3 years old.

Don't wait or hesitate. If you're worried, get help early.

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CYKE Videos

See how the E. Motion Express helps the Monkey King control his anger in this 3-D animated video clip.

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CYKE Reviews

Read our E. Motion review of the "Lion King" to find out how you can use this movie to talk about loss and sadness with your child.

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CYKE Thoughts

Whether you're dealing with the "Terrible Two's" or "Teen Years" learn to pick and choose your battles.

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CYKE Favorites

Take a look at some of the books, TV shows, and movies that we have found useful and fun for children.

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