INFANTS AND TODDLERS
Movers & Shakers Birth-2 yrs Rhymes 2016.pdf
Vroom - Early Literacy Activities
You have what it takes to help your child develop skills that lead to literacy. See Vroom for simple activities you can do with your child as you go about your day.
Talking to Babies
When people talk to babies they do it in a funny sing song voice they do not use with others. Is this a good thing? Find out from Motherese an episode of the series THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN by PBS.
Find expert advise, developmental milestones, suggestions from other parents, great deals and more. This site is designed for parents expecting - parents of children age 5.
You can encourage your baby to communicate. Here are some tips from North Shore Pediatric Therapy.
Best Toys for Babies: Playing = Exploring
What are the best toys for babies? Find out in this Power Point from the experts at Zero to Three. Baby Play
Talking with Toddlers
Toddlers are just beginning to use language to express ideas, wants and needs. At the same time, toddlers do not understand logic and have a hard time dealing with emotions and self-control. How can parents encourage language development during this challenging time? Find out in this article from the experts at Zero to Three.
Choosing Books for Babies and Toddlers
How do you choose books for a child who chews on pages. Here are some suggestions from experts at Zero to Three from the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families.
Is your child eating enough? Too much? The right stuff? This article from Zero to Three explains what's best and why.
When do children get their first teeth? What are the symptoms of teething? Find the answers to these questions and more and Netdoctor.
Potty Training Time?
How do you know when to start? Is it different for boys than it is for girls? What procedures will work best? Find the answers to these questions and more from the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic.
STEM for Toddlers
Science Technology Engineering and Math for Toddlers? You bet! Read about how you can encourage the development of early STEM skills in this article from the SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.
There's an app for that?
New apps for touch screen technology are being developed every day. Many of them target kids age 5 and younger, even as young as 18 months. What does this mean for language development? Find out what you should know in this article from The Atlantic magazine.
Fingerplays like The Itsy Bitsy Spider are great for learning language. Here's a site from the Washington County Cooperative Library Services that shows a number of fingerplays and how to do them.
What will your child need to know the first day of kindergarten?
Here are lists of language and literacy skills considered foundations of learning by the Oregon Department of Education.
Transitioning into Kindergarten
CHILD DEVELOPMENTShould my child be doing that?
Check out this Center for Disease Control and Prevention web site to find common milestones to child development.
ASQ Oregon- Ages and Stages Questionnaires
Online child development checklists for children birth-5yrs