Magic of Everyday Moments --Booklets developed by ZERO TO THREE and the
Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute to help parents and caregivers understand
and gain ideas for how to use simple, everyday moments to promote a baby's social,
emotional, and intellectual development from 0 to 15 months.
Play With Me: Play Activities and Infant Stimulation -- Provides information,
pictures, and activities to help parents learn about the importance of play,
how and why babies play, how they can be involved in infants' play (suggested
activities, toys, songs, etc.), safe and appropriate toys, and books.
Communicating With Your
Infant Through Play: Toys and Activities for the First Two Years -- Publication
provides information on practical toys and play activities parents can use to
support their child's learning and exploring.
for Infants -- Activity ideas that are tailored to infants' methods of learning.
Communicating With Your Baby Through Play (series) -- Provides suggestions for
playing with your baby and providing stimulating activities/materials from birth
to 12 months.
Birth to 3 Months
3 to 6 Months
6 to 9 Months
9 to 12 Months
Good Times With Infants
-- Play activities for infants.
Learn -- Activities for infants that help them learn during their stages
of development. Activities are provided for the birth to 6 month period and
the 6 month to 12 month period of infant development.
Grow -- Information on how to make your baby's world an interesting, stimulating
place that helps your baby learn more about his/her senses; encourages your
baby's curiosity; and promotes your baby's future success in school.
for Children Birth to Nine Years -- Provides a list of several activities
parents and caregivers can do with infants.
With Baby -- A publication that looks at the different ways babies play
and learn about the world around them. Provides suggestions for playing with
your baby in safe and stimulating ways. You can read or listen to this article.
Children Learning With All Five Senses -- Publication suggests many things
a parent or child care provider can do to create a multi-sensory environment
for infants and toddlers. You can read or listen to this article.
Seeing Infants With New Eyes -- A video that illustrates how adult interactions
with infants can make a difference.
- A series for parents of young children giving month by month quidelines for
learning, growth, and development. Each publication suggests stimulating games/activities
based on the child's age (newborn - 36 months).
Ages & Stages: 1 - 12 Months -- Provides information on activities and toys
for the first year of life.
Children and Play
-- Information about children and play from birth to age 6.
Games to Play With Your . . . -- Suggestions on how to play with your baby,
including specific games.
and Caring for Very Young Children: The Infant/Toddler Curriculum -- Based
on up-to-date research, this book is an essential tool for early childhood educators,
administrators, parents, and all involved in the care and development of young
Young Children Develop Through Play: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers,
and Teachers -- Contains detailed, practical suggestions on how adults can
foster play with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers. Chapters
include: the importance of play; what adults can do to support play; helping
babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children play; and making nonplay
Learning Now! (series) -- Simple activities adults can do with infants at different
ages to promote learning and brain development.
Birth - 3 Months
3 - 6 Months
6 - 12 Months
Zero to One: News About Infants During the First Year -- Provides information
on "Games Babies Play" during each stage of development. Suggests various ways
parents can be involved in infants' play.
Toys and Equipment --
Suggestions for choosing toys for infants through school-age children.
Tips on Toys
-- Provides information about safe and developmentally appropriate toys from
birth through 12 years.
Household Items Make Great Toys -- Common household items that can be used
as safe and stimulating toys.
Information on inexpensive and safe toys for babies.
Start Early With Books -- Information on selecting books, the value of reading,
and storytime from birth through school-age.
Book Corner -- It's never too early to read to a child. This resource provides
a list of books for infants and toddlers.
Make the Difference: Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Reading -- Ways parents
and caregivers can use the time between birth and 5 years of age to prepare
a child for reading.
Your Child Become a Reader - With Activities For Children From Infancy Through
Age 6 -- This booklet
offers pointers on how to build the language skills of young children, and includes
a list of typical language accomplishments for different age groups, suggestions
for books, and resources for children with reading problems or learning disabilities.
U.S. Department of Education.
Shopping with Your Baby -- Information on how babies react differently in
grocery stores; how the grocery store can be a fun place to learn new things;
how to keep your child occupied and happy; and how to keep your child safe in
the grocery cart.