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That's My Name - Materials

Gather Materials

Craft or popsicle sticks
Paper
Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
Zip-top bag
Optional: Tape or Letter stickers

Step 1

Step 1

Place the materials on a flat surface. Let her explore them. Next, write your child’s name in large letters on a piece of paper with a bright marker. Familiarize her with the letters by having her trace them with her finger.

Step 3
That's My Name - Step 3b

Step 2

Help her practice writing her name by tracing over each letter with a crayon or pencil. Older children can practice writing their names by copying the letters directly underneath the word.

That's My Name - Step 4

Step 3

Together count one craft stick for each letter in your child’s name. Example, if her name is Sara, you will need 4 sticks. Write the letters of her name on the top of each stick.

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Step 4

Next, mix the sticks up. Have your child line them up in the correct order to spell out her name. Your sticks can be stored in a plastic bag for later use.

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CDC Milestones

Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:

Infants
1-year-old
  • Shows fear in some situations
  • Puts things in a container, takes things out of a container
  • Looks at the right picture or thing when it’s named
Toddlers
18-months-old
  • Explores alone but with parent close by
  • Can follow 1-step verbal commands without any gestures
  • Drinks from a cup
Preschoolers
2-years-old
  • Shows more and more independence
  • Knows names of familiar people and body parts
  • Might use one hand more than the other

Additional family resources

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Early Learning with ECA

Learning begins at birth. ECA provides foundations for learning, starting with age-appropriate experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschool. ECA also offers a range of family support programs that encourage family involvement with children’s learning.

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This free texting service provides quality, developmental information for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age eight right to your phone. Messages include research-based, age-appropriate content from national experts, along with local updates of events and resources.

Free resources at your library

Your local library has many resources for you as a parent as well as for your child. We encourage you to take advantage of all they have to offer. For an online list of libraries by city, go to publiclibraries.com/state

Find help in your community

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-877-502-0700 for free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral assistance. Trained 2-1-1 Specialists can connect you to local organizations that can assist you with food, housing, health care, transportation, education and more.

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