Understanding Your Child's Development
From birth through age 5, children are developing the language, thinking, physical, emotional, and social skills that they will need for the rest of their lives.
Sometimes the most important thing parents can do is enjoy learning with their children. Children's natural drive to learn and explore provides the opportunity to take note of what you and your child enjoy doing together. So, if you and your child don’t enjoy one activity, move on to another!
For more information, consider visiting the below resources:
All About Young Children: As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. You have experienced how fascinating and how puzzling your young child can sometimes be. We invite you to explore with us information that can help you understand your child’s learning and discover new ways to support your growing child.
First 5 California: Learn more about available resources available from First 5 California.
NAEYC for Families: Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families—from child development to reading, writing, music, math, and more!
PBS for Parents: Find tips and activities to help you play and learn at home!
Sesame Street in Communities: Here you’ll find tons of multi-media tools in both English and Spanish designed for children from birth to six, a period when brains are developing rapidly and your nurturing interaction makes a lasting difference.
Zero to Three: The information and tools offered by Zero to Three are designed to support parents in developing their own ways to promote their children’s growth and development.