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


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.

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