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.

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.


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.