To learn more about your child’s development, you may want to read Learn and Grow Together, available at http://www.mass.gov/edu/birth-grade-12/early-education-and-care/parent-and-family-support/ in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This 16-page guide, developed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, includes information on ages and stages of your child, as well as suggestions for fun, low-cost family activities.
The following five printable learning guides, also developed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (in English, Spanish, Haitian, Khmer, Chinese, and Portuguese), are available at http://machildcareresourcesonline.org/eec/eec-family-brochures/.
- Talk to Me! You Are Your Child’s First Teacher
- Physical Health and Well Being
- Cognitive Development
- Social Emotional Development
- Approaches to Learning
The Child Development section of PBS Parents has more about your child’s development. Learn about your child’s development and developmental milestones by using the Child Development Tracker. If you have a 3-year-old child, go to http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-development/baby-and-toddler/ and click the tab labeled “3 Year Old Development” to learn all about her physical health, social emotional growth, language development, and much more. If you have a 4- or 5-year-old child, visit the Child Development Tracker at http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-development/preschool-kindergarten/.