INFANTS

National Network for Child Care -- Various publications on the growth and development on infants.

Parenting the First Year -- Age-paced, research based newsletters for parents of infants.

Ages & Stages – Publications on the different stages from birth to 18 months.

I am Your Child - Ages & stages information from prenatal to age three.

Baby Bouncer - A series of publications about development during the first twelve months of life.

Ages & Stages: 1 - 12 Months – Publication that provides information on physical, mental, social, and emotional development. Also provides ideas, activities, and books that help promote healthy infant development.

Child Development: Birth to Twelve Months – Publication that provides information on physical, intellectual, language, social, and emotional development during the first 12 months of life.

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby
– A series of publications providing information on development from birth to 28 months.

Your Security Blanket – A monthly newsletter for parents of newborns.

How Behavior Changes in Babies: Ages 0-18 Months – Publication about development and behavior from birth to 18 months.

Visits With You and Your Baby: Newborn to 12 Months – Information to help new parents answer the many questions they have about their babies.

A Child in Your Life Series - My How You’ve Grown! Development in Early Childhood
– An interactive publication for parents with babies.

Great Beginnings – A publication series for parents of young children giving month by month guidelines for learning, growth, and development.

Understanding Growth and Development Patterns of Infants – Publication about the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of infants.

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 - A book published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pampers.com – A developmental timeline from prenatal to age three, a learning center that provides information on infant development, video clips by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and Parent Pages–-a free e-mail newsletter that provides parents with customized information about each stage of their baby's life from the third trimester to age 4.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families -- Information on developmental milestones and brain development during infancy.

BrainNet
– A website dedicated to improving the lives of children by ensuring that all persons and systems who come into contact with pregnant women, parents, and children promote healthy, optimal brain development.

Building Baby’s Brain – A series of publications about brain development in babies.

Brain Development – Publication about brain development in the early years.

Early Brain Development - Publication about brain development in infants and toddlers.

Keys to Great Parenting: Fun and Learning with Your Baby or Toddler – An educational program built around seven keys for unlocking an infant or toddler's wonderful capabilities. Based on the latest brain research, the program teaches key parenting skills that stimulate optimum development.

Language Development in the Early Years – Language development from birth to preschool years.

Getting Ready to Walk: Signs of Readiness – Publication on timing and the process of learning to walk.

Your New Baby: When Will Baby Sleep All Night? -- Information on normal sleep patterns/needs of infants, how to help baby sleep, what to do when baby cries, and asking for help.    

Thumb or Pacifier? -- Looks at why babies suck their thumbs/pacifiers and safety when using pacifiers.  

Tips for Teething Babies -- Information on the timing of first teeth, characteristics/symptoms of teething, and how to help soothe the pain.  


Fear of Strangers Is Normal -- Information on the age babies tend to show fear of strangers, why they fear strangers, common reactions to strangers during this period, and what parents can do to minimize their baby's fear.   

Parents of Infants, Take the First Step Toward Trust Relationships -- Addresses the importance of a secure attachment and opportunities parents have to start building a trusting relationship with their infant.   


Sexuality and Your Child -- For Children Ages 0 to 3 -- Topics include What is Sexuality?, How Do Young Children Learn About Sexuality?, Characteristics of Sexual Development, What Can A Parent Do?, and Animals and Reproduction.

ONE-YEAR-OLDS

Great Beginnings: A Series for Parents of Infants and Young Children -- Information on each month from 12 to 23. Each publication looks at developmental milestones and common behaviors, interests, and needs for that stage of development.

1-2-3 Grow! Series -- A series of newsletters for parents discussing parenting issues and child development from 13-24 months.
13-15 months    16-18 months    19-21 months    22-24 months

Ages & Stages -- These fact sheets describe the typical development of young children 12 to 18 and 18 to 24 months. Developmental milestones are included for physical development, mental development, and social and emotional development. Ideas for parents, recommended books for parents, and recommended books and toys for children this age are also included.
12-18 Months    18-24 Months

Toddler Development -- This publication provides information on what to expect from toddlers, how toddlers grow and develop at their own rate, and some activities that toddlers enjoy and that help them grow and develop. Includes information on physical development, social and emotional development, and intellectual development for one-year-olds.   (Spanish)

Ages & Stages -- A series of publications that provide information on development; typical behaviors, interests, and needs; safety hazards; and play of one-year-olds.
12-18 Months    Toddlers & Two-Year-Olds

Tots in Action -- A series on the development of toddlers. Looks at how toddlers develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally from 12 to 24 months. Includes information on what it is like to parent a one-year-old and how one can cope with common frustrations during this period of development. 12-18 Months    18-24 Months

The Growing Years -- A series of publications that address children's development and parenting issues at each age/stage of development.
Months 12 and 13    Months 13 and 14    Months 15 and 16    Months 17 and 18    Months 19 and 20
Months 21 and 22    Months 23 and 24

What to Expect When Baby Turns One -- Provides information on developmental milestones, characteristics, needs, interests, etc. at age one and the months ahead.

You and Your 1-Year-Old -- Information on sleeping; bathing; dressing; eating; toilet training; crawling, climbing, and walking; talking; play and people; sexual development; thumb-sucking; and independence and discipline.

Parenting Made Easier: Ages & Stages -- TODDLERS -- Provides information on children's development from month 14 to year 3. Looks at emotional, social, physical, language, and intellectual development; provides tips for parents; and suggests appropriate toys.

Visits With You and Your Baby: 12 to 24 Months & Beyond – A booklet that begins by providing an overview and tips for parents on the toddler years. The booklet goes on to break the toddler years into stages (12-15 months, 15-18 months, 18-21 months, and 21-24 months), providing information about child development and growth, communication, meal time, activities, health and safety, child care, etc.

A Child in Your Life Series - My How You’ve Grown! Development in Early Childhood – An interactive booklet for parents that provides information and activities on how a child grows during the first two years of his/her life, how to watch your child grow, and how to help your child grow.

*************************************************************************

Keys to Great Parenting: Fun Learning with Your Baby or Toddler . . . (series)

How am I Growing and Changing? -- This publication provides a chart for recording your child's physical and motor development.

My Child is an Artist! The Stages of Artistic Development -- This article addresses artistic development in young children and offers suggestions for parents on how to support this development.

Communicating with Infants and Toddlers -- This article address communication development in young children and the various ways parents can help their children develop communication skills.

*************************************************************************

Understanding Children: Language Development -- This article provides information on typical language skills and how to nurture them during the ages of 12 to 18 months.

24 Ways To Boost Your Child's Language Skills -- A colorful, illustrated list of 24 ways parents can support their child's language development.

Show Your Little Explorer the World -- This article looks at how toddlers learn through exploring the world around them. It provides ideas for parents on how they can support their child's intellectual development and love of learning.

Intellectual Development of Toddlers -- This article provides information on developmental milestones, common behaviors, and activities that support the intellectual growth and development of one-year-olds.

Your Child's Brain: The Crucial First Years -- Looks at the research on brain development and how experiences during the early years affect brain development and functioning throughout life. Provides 10 guidelines for parents and other caregivers on raising healthy, happy children and confident, competent learners.

Understanding Children: Biting -- This article addresses the reasons children bite and what parents can do about biting. It also provides a chart for recording information that can help parents or caregivers understand why a child is biting.

Getting Ready To Walk--Signs of Readiness -- Looks at the process of learning how to walk and the age range for first steps.

One-Year-Olds Still Need To Suck -- Looks at the reasons young children suck pacifiers or thumbs and the age range when this is common.

Family Issue Facts: A Fact Sheet for Families and People who Work with Families--Temperament -- This publication addresses temperaments in young children. Specifically, it provides the definition of temperament; discusses the importance of recognizing and understanding our own and others' temperaments; describes the nine traits of temperaments and how these translate into certain behaviors/needs in young children; and looks at the three temperament trait patterns in children--the "easy," "difficult," and "slow to warm up" child.

Sexuality and Your Child -- For Children Ages 0 to 3 -- Topics include What is Sexuality?, How Do Young Children Learn About Sexuality?, Characteristics of Sexual Development, What Can A Parent Do?, and Animals and Reproduction.


TWO-YEAR-OLDS

AGES & STAGES - TWO-YEAR-OLDS -- This fact sheet describes typical development for 2-year-old children. Developmental milestones are given for physical development, intellectual development, and social and emotional development. Also includes information on interacting with two-year-olds and providing age-appropriate, safe environments.

AGES & STAGES - TWO-YEAR-OLDS -- This publication describes the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of two-year-olds. Also includes information on toys, books for parents and children, and ideas for parents.

AGES & STAGES: TODDLERS -- This is part of a series of publications that provide information on emotional, social, physical, and language/intellectual development; what parents can do; and toys.

AGES & STAGES: TODDLERS & 2-YEAR-OLDS -- This ACES publication provides information on typical behaviors, interests, and needs, and how play encourages learning. Part of a series of publications.

AGES & STAGES: 15-36 MONTHS -- Provides information on the following: What is your toddler learning?, What are you, the parent, learning?, and two vignettes -- The Puzzle and "Don't bother me now!" that demonstrate different ways to handle common parenting/behavior issues with toddlers. Click on "Ages & Stages" under "Parenting Information" to access this information.

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS - THE SECOND YEAR -- This fact sheet lists common developmental milestones that typically developing children can be expected to reach in their second year. The listing includes physical, sensory & thinking, and language & social skills.

TODDLER DEVELOPMENT -- This article provides information on the following: what to expect from toddlers, toddlers grow and develop at their own rate, and some activities that toddlers enjoy and that help them grow and develop.   (Spanish)

YOU AND YOUR 2-YEAR-OLD -- Information on awareness and security, independence and discipline, play, speaking, thumb-sucking, temper tantrums, bathing and toileting, medical and dental care, sleep and rest, dressing and clothing, eating, babysitters, nursery school, and the new baby in the family.

HOW BEHAVIOR CHANGES IN TODDLERS, AGES 18 MONTHS TO 2.5 YEARS -- An article on what you can expect in your child's development as he/she enters the toddler stage--age 18 months to 2.5 years. Part of a series of publications.

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES: HOW I GROW IN YOUR CARE - TODDLERS AND TWO YEAR OLDS -- Information on what toddlers and 2-year-olds are learning about who they are; their feelings; people, objects, and how things work; to move and do; and communicate and relate.

CARING FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS -- A video about books for babies, how children learn as they grow, activities for infants, learning by watching, toddlers are terrific, and feeding and eating. Part of the Better Kid Care series.

TODDLER CURRICULUM: MAKING CONNECTIONS -- This video examines how toddlers, 12 to 36 months of age, develop and learn. It depicts developmentally appropriate curriculum in the toddler classroom.

GOOD TIMES WITH TODDLERS -- Describes characteristics of toddlers and ways that caregivers can encourage their development. This resource is part of a training curriculum for child care providers.

A GLANCE AT CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT -- Illustrated poster, with English on one side and Spanish on the other, comparing physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of infants and children from 8 to 9 weeks to 6 to 7 years.

GREAT BEGINNINGS: A SERIES FOR PARENTS OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN -- Information on each month from 24 to 36. Each publication provides information on developmental milestones and common behaviors, interests, and needs for that stage of development.

TOTS IN ACTION -- A series on the development of toddlers. Looks at how toddlers develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally from 12 to 36 months. Includes information on what it is like to parent a two-year-old and how one can cope with common frustrations during this period of development. 24-30 Months   30-36 Months

1-2-3 GROW! -- A series of newsletters for parents discussing parenting issues and child development for two-year-olds. 
22-24 Months   25-27 Months   28-30 Months   31-33 Months   34-36 Months

1-2-3 GROW! A NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS OF TODDLERS -- A series of newsletters for parents discussing parenting issues and child development for two-year-olds.  
22-24 Months   25-27 Months   28-30 Months   31-33 Months   34-36 Months

PARENTING THE SECOND AND THIRD YEARS -- A series of newsletters for parents discussing parenting issues and child development for two- and three-year olds.  
Months 23-24   Months 25-26   Months 27-28   Months 29-30   Months 31-32   Months 33-34   Months 35-36

HEALTHY CHILDREN READY TO LEARN -- A series of publications discussing parenting issues and child development for two-year-olds.
27 and 28 Months   29 and 30 Months   31 and 32 Months   33 and 34 Months

THE GROWING YEARS -- A series of publications discussing parenting issues and child development for two-year-olds.
Months 23 and 24   Months 25 and 26   Months 27 and 28   Months 29 and 30   Months 31 and 32   Months 33 and 34

KEYS TO GREAT PARENTING: FUN AND LEARNING WITH YOUR BABY OR TODDLER -- A series of publications including . . .

How Infants and Toddlers Develop -- Presents three basic principles of growth and four key areas of development. Also provides information on how parents can guide and encourage their child's optimal development.

Show Your Little Explorer the World -- Information on how babies and toddlers learn by using their senses and exploring their environment. Suggests things parents and others can do to allow and encourage this exploration.

How Am I Growing And Changing -- This publication provides a chart for recording your child's physical and motor development.

EARLY CHILDHOOD: THE TWO-YEAR-OLD -- A series of publications including . . .

Changes in Thinking -- Information about mental pictures, learning, and words/language development.

Personality Changes -- Information about developing independence and providing guidance.

Physical Changes -- Information on physical development between 24 and 36 months, toilet training, and sleep.

UNDERSTANDING AND ENCOURAGING YOUR YOUNG CHILD'S LARGE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT -- Information on the development of large motor skills from birth to age 6, how to encourage large motor development at various ages, and when to be concerned.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: INFANCY THROUGH PRESCHOOL -- Information on the developmental milestones in physical growth during the first five years of a child's life and activities adults can do to encourage it.

INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF TODDLERS -- Information on the developmental characteristics and behaviors of one- and two-year-olds. Provides a list of activities adults can try to help their toddlers grow and learn.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: ENCOURAGING SELF ESTEEM AND SELF DISCIPLINE IN INFANTS, TODDLERS, & TWO YEAR OLDS -- Twelve thoughtful essays covering all aspects of curriculum, with practical problem-solving points of view, for reflective teachers, directors, and students who care about developing good people while working with our very youngest.

EARLY YEARS ARE LEARNING YEARS - "I CAN DO IT MYSELF": ENCOURAGING INDEPENDENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- Information on how adults can encourage independence in toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children.

****************************************************

BRAINWONDERS: 24-36 MONTHS -- Information for parents about the key areas of development, including brain development, during this stage. Includes information on Motor Coordination, Language Development, Relationships and Emotions, Patterns and Routines, Senses, and Self-Help Skills (Toilet Training).

BRAINWONDERS: 24-36 MONTHS -- Information for caregivers about the key areas of development, including brain development, during this stage. Includes information on Movement, Cognition, Language, and Social-Emotional development. Answers questions caregivers might have.

YOUR CHILD'S BRAIN: THE CRUCIAL FIRST YEARS -- Looks at the research on brain development and how experiences during the early years affect brain development and functioning throughout life. Provides 10 guidelines for parents and other caregivers on raising healthy, happy children and confident, competent learners.

****************************************************

HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN DEVELOP THROUGH PLAY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND TEACHERS -- An easy-to-read overview for practitioners of why play is so important to children's learning. Contains detailed, practical suggestions on how adults can foster play with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers.

****************************************************

GOOD TIMES BEING CREATIVE -- Gives caregivers information about the importance of creative experiences in young children's development. Provides information about creativity in children from birth through age 9. Suggestions are given for activities that will enhance children's creativity through art, music, and pretending, including recipes for finger paints and play doughs. This resource is part of a training curriculum for child care providers.

CREATIVITY IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- The objective of this publication is to broaden understanding about the creative process for parents and others who work with children and youth. Provides the following information: What does creativity look like? Creativity in young children, Encouraging creativity, Barriers to creativity, and Creativity through art. Includes the developmental stages of art from age 2 to 14.

KEYS TO GREAT PARENTING: MY CHILD IS AN ARTIST! THE STAGES OF ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT -- This article addresses artistic development in young children and offers suggestions for parents on how to support this development.

****************************************************

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT -- This article provides information on typical language skills and how to nurture them from birth to age 6. Includes information on finger plays and songs and a list of books. Part of a series of publications.

KEYS TO GREAT PARENTING: COMMUNICATING WITH INFANTS AND TODDLERS -- This article address communication development in young children and the various ways parents can help their children develop communication skills.

COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN -- A video about developing communication skills with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers that will help enhance their communicative abilities and prevent behavior problems. Part of the Better Kid Care series.

COMMUNICATING WITH OUR CHILDREN -- This article provides information on the following: parents as models, talking and listening, when children seem to hear only part of the message, and making opportunities for listening/talking with our youngsters (includes ages & stages information).

24 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CHILD'S LANGUAGE SKILLS -- A colorful, illustrated list of 24 ways parents can support their child's language development.

WHY IS MY CHILD'S ONLY WORD "NO"? -- Looks at the reasons children begin to use the word "no" around age 2 and what parents can do. Part of a series of parenting tips.

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE -- This article looks at the stages of reading and writing development and how parent and caregivers can support this development starting from infancy. Part of a series of publications.

**************************************************

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: FEARS -- This article looks at the reasons children begin to develop new fears around age 2. Provides information on the most common fears, how parents can help, nightmares and night terrors, and books for children. Part of a series of publications.

**************************************************

SEXUALITY AND YOUR CHILD -- FOR CHILDREN AGES 0 to 3 -- Topics include What is Sexuality?, How Do Young Children Learn About Sexuality?, Characteristics of Sexual Development, What Can A Parent Do?, and Animals and Reproduction.

THREE-YEAR-OLDS

A GLANCE AT CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT -- Illustrated poster, with English on one side and Spanish on the other, comparing physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of infants and children from 8 to 9 weeks to 6 to 7 years.

PRESCHOOLER DEVELOPMENT -- This article provides information on the following topics:  what to expect from preschoolers; preschoolers physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; and activities to try with preschoolers.

AGES & STAGES: 3-YEAR-OLDS -- This fact sheet describes typical development for three-year-old children. Developmental milestones are listed for physical development, mental and language development, and social and emotional development.  Information on appropriate toys, books for children and parents, and ideas for parents are included.

AGES & STAGES: 3-YEAR-OLDS -- This ACES publication addresses the following topics: What's It Like To Be 3 Years Old?; What Your 3-Year-Old Wants You To Know; How Do 3-Year-Olds . . . Think and Learn, Grow Socially and Emotionally?; and Play Encourages Learning.

THE WONDERFUL THREE-YEAR-OLD --
This publications provides information on 3-year-olds' physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development and discipline.

1-2-3 GROW! -- A series of newsletters for parents discussing parenting issues and child development for three-year-olds.  Topics include the following:  How Does Your Preschooler Grow?, The Importance of Play, Activities/Games/Toys, Choosing a Preschool, Food for Little Folks, Safety, Help Your Child Cope With Stress, Keeping Fit-Family Style, and Making Memories.    3 Years    3 Years 4 Months-3 Years 6 Months    3 1/2 Years-3 Years 9 Months    3 Years 9 Months-4 Years  

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS - THE THIRD YEAR -- This brochure provides a checklist of important milestones in a child's development during the third year of life. Includes information on motor skills, sensory and thinking skills, and language and social skills.

EARLY CHILDHOOD:  THE 3, 4, AND 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD SERIES

Physical Changes -- This fact sheet will help you understand physical changes during the pre-school years.  Topics include Height and Weight, Internal Changes, and Motor Development.

Changes in Social Behavior -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and their changes in social behavior.  Topics include Friendships and Children's Play.

Changes in Thinking -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and their changes in thinking. Topics include Egocentrism, Conservation, Relationships, and Classes.

Language -- This fact sheet will help you understand language during the pre-school years. Topics include Four-Letter Words and Helping Your Child Learn to Read.

Common Fears -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and the common fears they may experience.  Topics include Fear of Separation, Fear of Baths, Fear of Dogs, Fear of Loud Noises, Fear of the Dark, and Fear of Change.

Self-Esteem -- This fact sheet will help you understand self-esteem during the pre-school years.  Topics include Developing Positive Self-Esteem in Your Child and Alternatives to Hitting Your Child.

************************************************************************************

UNDERSTANDING AND ENCOURAGING YOUR YOUNG CHILD'S LARGE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT -- Information on the development of large motor skills from birth to age 6, how to encourage large motor development at various ages, and when to be concerned.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: INFANCY THROUGH PRESCHOOL -- Information on the developmental milestones in physical growth during the first five years of a child's life and activities adults can do to encourage it.

************************************************************************************

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT -- This article provides information on typical language skills and how to nurture them from birth to age 6. Includes information on finger plays and songs and a list of books. Part of a series of publications.


24 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CHILD'S LANGUAGE SKILLS -- A colorful, illustrated list of 24 ways parents can support their child's language development.

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE -- This article looks at the stages of reading and writing development and how parent and caregivers can support this development starting from infancy. Part of a series of publications.

PUT READING FIRST:  HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN TO READ - A PARENT GUIDE PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 3 -- Information on how parents and teachers can help children learn to read.

COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN -- A video about developing communication skills with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers that will help enhance their communicative abilities and prevent behavior problems. Part of the Better Kid Care series.

COMMUNICATING WITH OUR CHILDREN -- This article provides information on the following: parents as models, talking and listening, when children seem to hear only part of the message, and making opportunities for listening/talking with our youngsters (includes ages & stages information).


************************************************************************************

EARLY YEARS ARE LEARNING YEARS - "I CAN DO IT MYSELF": ENCOURAGING INDEPENDENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- Information on how adults can encourage independence in toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children.

************************************************************************************

HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN DEVELOP THROUGH PLAY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND TEACHERS -- An easy-to-read overview for practitioners of why play is so important to children's learning. Contains detailed, practical suggestions on how adults can foster play with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers.

************************************************************************************

GOOD TIMES BEING CREATIVE -- Gives caregivers information about the importance of creative experiences in young children's development. Provides information about creativity in children from birth through age 9. Suggestions are given for activities that will enhance children's creativity through art, music, and pretending, including recipes for finger paints and play doughs. This resource is part of a training curriculum for child care providers.

CREATIVITY IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- The objective of this publication is to broaden understanding about the creative process for parents and others who work with children and youth. Provides the following information: What does creativity look like? Creativity in young children, Encouraging creativity, Barriers to creativity, and Creativity through art. Includes the developmental stages of art from age 2 to 14.


************************************************************************************

YOUR CHILD'S BRAIN: THE CRUCIAL FIRST YEARS -- Looks at the research on brain development and how experiences during the early years affect brain development and functioning throughout life. Provides 10 guidelines for parents and other caregivers on raising healthy, happy children and confident, competent learners.


************************************************************************************

SEXUALITY AND YOUR CHILD -- FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 7 -- This fact sheet gives characteristics of sexual development for children and gives ideas of what parents can do to help children learn about their own sexuality. The author provides a list of books for parents and children related to this topic for further information.

FOUR-YEAR-OLDS

A GLANCE AT CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT -- Illustrated poster, with English on one side and Spanish on the other, comparing physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of infants and children from 8 to 9 weeks to 6 to 7 years.

PRESCHOOLER DEVELOPMENT -- This article provides information on the following topics:  what to expect from preschoolers; preschoolers physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; and activities to try with preschoolers.

AGES & STAGES: 4-YEAR-OLDS -- This fact sheet describes typical development for four-year-old children.  Developmental milestones are listed for physical development, mental development, and social and emotional development.  Information on appropriate toys, books for children and parents, and ideas for parents are included.

AGES & STAGES: 4-YEAR-OLDS -- This ACES publication addresses the following topics:  What's It Like To Be 4 Years Old?; What Your 4-Year-Old Wants You To Know; How Do 4-Year-Olds. . . Think and Learn, Grow Socially And Emotionally?; and How Do Children Learn?

THE FANTASTIC FOUR-YEAR-OLD -- This publications provides information on 4-year-olds' physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development and discipline.

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS - THE FOURTH YEAR -- This brochure provides a checklist of important milestones in a child's development during the fourth year of life. Includes information on motor skills, sensory and thinking skills, and language and social skills.


EARLY CHILDHOOD:  THE 3, 4, AND 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD SERIES

Physical Changes -- This fact sheet will help you understand physical changes during the pre-school years.  Topics include Height and Weight, Internal Changes, and Motor Development.

Changes in Social Behavior -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and their changes in social behavior.  Topics include Friendships and Children's Play.

Changes in Thinking -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and their changes in thinking. Topics include Egocentrism, Conservation, Relationships, and Classes.

Language -- This fact sheet will help you understand language during the pre-school years. Topics include Four-Letter Words and Helping Your Child Learn to Read.

Common Fears -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and the common fears they may experience.  Topics include Fear of Separation, Fear of Baths, Fear of Dogs, Fear of Loud Noises, Fear of the Dark, and Fear of Change.

Self-Esteem -- This fact sheet will help you understand self-esteem during the pre-school years.  Topics include Developing Positive Self-Esteem in Your Child and Alternatives to Hitting Your Child.

************************************************************************************

UNDERSTANDING AND ENCOURAGING YOUR YOUNG CHILD'S LARGE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT -- Information on the development of large motor skills from birth to age 6, how to encourage large motor development at various ages, and when to be concerned.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: INFANCY THROUGH PRESCHOOL -- Information on the developmental milestones in physical growth during the first five years of a child's life and activities adults can do to encourage it.

************************************************************************************

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT -- This article provides information on typical language skills and how to nurture them from birth to age 6. Includes information on finger plays and songs and a list of books. Part of a series of publications.

24 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CHILD'S LANGUAGE SKILLS -- A colorful, illustrated list of 24 ways parents can support their child's language development.

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE -- This article looks at the stages of reading and writing development and how parent and caregivers can support this development starting from infancy. Part of a series of publications.

PUT READING FIRST:  HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN TO READ - A PARENT GUIDE PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 3 -- Information on how parents and teachers can help children learn to read.


COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN -- A video about developing communication skills with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers that will help enhance their communicative abilities and prevent behavior problems. Part of the Better Kid Care series.

COMMUNICATING WITH OUR CHILDREN -- This article provides information on the following: parents as models, talking and listening, when children seem to hear only part of the message, and making opportunities for listening/talking with our youngsters (includes ages & stages information).


************************************************************************************

EARLY YEARS ARE LEARNING YEARS - "I CAN DO IT MYSELF": ENCOURAGING INDEPENDENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- Information on how adults can encourage independence in toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children.

************************************************************************************

HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN DEVELOP THROUGH PLAY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND TEACHERS -- An easy-to-read overview for practitioners of why play is so important to children's learning. Contains detailed, practical suggestions on how adults can foster play with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers.

************************************************************************************

GOOD TIMES BEING CREATIVE -- Gives caregivers information about the importance of creative experiences in young children's development. Provides information about creativity in children from birth through age 9. Suggestions are given for activities that will enhance children's creativity through art, music, and pretending, including recipes for finger paints and play doughs. This resource is part of a training curriculum for child care providers.

CREATIVITY IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- The objective of this publication is to broaden understanding about the creative process for parents and others who work with children and youth. Provides the following information: What does creativity look like? Creativity in young children, Encouraging creativity, Barriers to creativity, and Creativity through art. Includes the developmental stages of art from age 2 to 14.


************************************************************************************

SEXUALITY AND YOUR CHILD -- FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 7 -- This fact sheet gives characteristics of sexual development for children and gives ideas of what parents can do to help children learn about their own sexuality. The author provides a list of books for parents and children related to this topic for further information.

FIVE-YEAR-OLDS

A GLANCE AT CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT -- Illustrated poster, with English on one side and Spanish on the other, comparing physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of infants and children from 8 to 9 weeks to 6 to 7 years.

AGES & STAGES: 5-YEAR-OLDS -- This ACES publication addresses the following topics:  What's It Like To Be 5 Years Old?; What Your 5-Year-Old Wants You To Know; How Do 5-Year-Olds. . . Think and Learn, Grow Socially And Emotionally?; and How Do Children Learn?

EARLY CHILDHOOD:  THE 3, 4, AND 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD SERIES

Physical Changes -- This fact sheet will help you understand physical changes during the pre-school years.  Topics include Height and Weight, Internal Changes, and Motor Development.

Changes in Social Behavior -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and their changes in social behavior.  Topics include Friendships and Children's Play.

Changes in Thinking -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and their changes in thinking. Topics include Egocentrism, Conservation, Relationships, and Classes.

Language -- This fact sheet will help you understand language during the pre-school years. Topics include Four-Letter Words and Helping Your Child Learn to Read.

Common Fears -- This factsheet will help you understand pre-school children and the common fears they may experience.  Topics include Fear of Separation, Fear of Baths, Fear of Dogs, Fear of Loud Noises, Fear of the Dark, and Fear of Change.

Self-Esteem -- This fact sheet will help you understand self-esteem during the pre-school years.  Topics include Developing Positive Self-Esteem in Your Child and Alternatives to Hitting Your Child.

************************************************************************************

UNDERSTANDING AND ENCOURAGING YOUR YOUNG CHILD'S LARGE MOTOR DEVELOPMENT -- Information on the development of large motor skills from birth to age 6, how to encourage large motor development at various ages, and when to be concerned.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: INFANCY THROUGH PRESCHOOL -- Information on the developmental milestones in physical growth during the first five years of a child's life and activities adults can do to encourage it.

BEDWETTING -- This publication provides information on the following: types of bedwetting or enuresis, "problem" bedwetting, causes of bedwetting, things you can do, and selecting a strategy.

************************************************************************************

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT -- This article provides information on typical language skills and how to nurture them from birth to age 6. Includes information on finger plays and songs and a list of books. Part of a series of publications.

24 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CHILD'S LANGUAGE SKILLS -- A colorful, illustrated list of 24 ways parents can support their child's language development.

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE -- This article looks at the stages of reading and writing development and how parent and caregivers can support this development starting from infancy. Part of a series of publications.

PUT READING FIRST:  HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN TO READ - A PARENT GUIDE PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 3 -- Information on how parents and teachers can help children learn to read.


COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN -- A video about developing communication skills with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers that will help enhance their communicative abilities and prevent behavior problems. Part of the Better Kid Care series.

COMMUNICATING WITH OUR CHILDREN -- This article provides information on the following: parents as models, talking and listening, when children seem to hear only part of the message, and making opportunities for listening/talking with our youngsters (includes ages & stages information).


************************************************************************************

EARLY YEARS ARE LEARNING YEARS - "I CAN DO IT MYSELF": ENCOURAGING INDEPENDENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- Information on how adults can encourage independence in toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children.

************************************************************************************

HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN DEVELOP THROUGH PLAY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND TEACHERS -- An easy-to-read overview for practitioners of why play is so important to children's learning. Contains detailed, practical suggestions on how adults can foster play with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers.

************************************************************************************

GOOD TIMES BEING CREATIVE -- Gives caregivers information about the importance of creative experiences in young children's development. Provides information about creativity in children from birth through age 9. Suggestions are given for activities that will enhance children's creativity through art, music, and pretending, including recipes for finger paints and play doughs. This resource is part of a training curriculum for child care providers.

CREATIVITY IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- The objective of this publication is to broaden understanding about the creative process for parents and others who work with children and youth. Provides the following information: What does creativity look like? Creativity in young children, Encouraging creativity, Barriers to creativity, and Creativity through art. Includes the developmental stages of art from age 2 to 14.


************************************************************************************

SEXUALITY AND YOUR CHILD -- FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 7 -- This fact sheet gives characteristics of sexual development for children and gives ideas of what parents can do to help children learn about their own sexuality. The author provides a list of books for parents and children related to this topic for further information.

   Activities   Child Care   Safety   Health   Guidance & Discipline   Crying   Clothing   Biting   Toilet Training   Family   Other