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PLAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN BIRTH TO NINE YEARS -- Provides a list of several activities parents and caregivers can do with toddlers.

CHILDREN AND PLAY -- Information about children and play from birth to age 6.

KEYS TO GREAT PARENTING: LET YOUR INFANT OR TODDLER TEACH YOU ABOUT PLAY -- This publication is part of a series for parents with infants and toddlers. This article addresses the benefits of play for children and parents, appropriate ways adults can play with infants and toddlers, and types of play/activities/toys that infants and toddlers enjoy.

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.

HELPING 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 more playful.

YOUNG 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.

GREAT BEGINNINGS - A series for parents of infants and 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).
MONTH 12   MONTH 13   MONTH 14   MONTH 15   MONTH 16   MONTH 17   
MONTH 18   MONTH 19   MONTH 20   MONTH 21   MONTH 22   MONTH 23   

VISITS WITH YOU AND YOUR BABY: 12 TO 24 MONTHS & BEYOND A booklet about the toddler years (12-15 months, 15-18 months, 18-21 months, and 21-24 months). Includes information on appropriate activities for each stage of development.

AGES & STAGES -- Publications in a series that provide information on how one-year-olds play and activities they enjoy and that help them learn.
12-18 MONTHS

AGES & STAGES -- These fact sheets describe the typical development of young children 12 to 18 and 18 to 24 months. Includes information on developmental milestones, activity ideas, and recommended books and toys for children.
12-18 MONTHS
18-24 MONTHS

1-2-3 GROW! -- A series of newsletters for parents discussing parenting issues and child development from 12-24 months. Includes information on toys and activities for each stage of development.
12-15 MONTHS   16-18 MONTHS   19-21 MONTHS   22-24 MONTHS

THE GROWING YEARS -- A series of publications that address children's development and parenting issues at each age/stage of development. Each publication includes a list of activities a child would enjoy at that stage of development.
MONTHS 12 & 13    MONTHS 13 & 14    MONTHS 15 & 16    MONTHS 17 & 18    MONTHS 19 & 20
MONTHS 21 & 22    MONTHS 23 & 24

THE 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/activities to promote a baby's social, emotional, and intellectual development from 0 to 15 months.

BETTER KID CARE PROGRAM: TIPS AND IDEAS FOR TAKING CARE OF KIDS -- 101 ways to keep kids busy, activity ideas, snack ideas, etc. You can search for activities by age/stage of development, season, materials, and keyword.

EDUCATING 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 children.

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 CHILD CARE SERIES -- A guide to use when working with young children from infancy through school-age. The materials help child care providers learn how to care for children and give them suggestions that can help them grow and develop in the best way possible.

GOOD TIMES WITH TODDLERS -- This article addresses the following: What is Important to Learn About Toddlers?, Who are Toddlers?, Ages & Stages of Growth, and Learn By Doing (includes a list of recommended play ideas/activities for toddlers).

GOOD TIMES AT PLAY -- This article looks at why play is important, kinds of play, how play helps children grow, ages and stages of play (infants through school-age), how adults can help children play, a list of suggested activities to help you learn more about children and play, and a chart of age-appropriate toys and activities.

GOOD TIMES WITH TOYS -- This article addresses the following: What are Toys?, Why are Toys Important?, TV as a Toy for Children, Ages and Stages (infants through school-age)--including a list of appropriate toddler toys, and Learn By Doing (ways to help you learn more about selecting/making toys/play activities for children).

GOOD TIMES WITH MUSIC AND RHYTHM -- This article looks at the role music plays throughout our lives. It addresses the benefits of music and why music and rhythm are important. It defines music and rhythm and looks at how adults can create musical fun for children from infancy through school-age. It also provides a list of ways adults can help children enjoy music and rhyme.

GOOD TIMES BEING CREATIVE -- This article gives caregivers information about the importance of creative experiences in young children's development. It includes ages and stages information about creativity in children at different ages, 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.

GOOD TIMES WITH STORIES AND POEMS -- This article looks at why stories and poems are important, what constitutes stories and poems, choosing books for children, reading to children, and ages and stages (infants through school-age) -- includes information on age-appropriate books, recommended books (titles and authors), and tips for parents and caregivers.

GOOD TIMES AT PARTIES -- This article provides information on planning age-appropriate parties for children (birth through school-age). Looks at the different needs/interests of each age group and how to plan a successful party.


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.

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: TOYS -- Information on appropriate toys for children from infancy to age 12. Includes a list of recommended toys and toys to avoid for one-year-olds. Also addresses toy safety.


START EARLY WITH BOOKS -- Information on selecting books, the value of reading, and storytime from birth through school-age.

THE INFANT/TODDLER BOOK CORNER -- It's never too early to read to a child. This resource provides a list of books for infants and toddlers.

YOU 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.

HELPING 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.


BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR CHILDREN -- Information on how to plan birthday parties and activities that are fun and age-appropriate (birth to age 6).