Large baking sheet or other flat surface
Start by cutting some construction paper into strips.
Write a series of numbers in order on the middle of each construction paper strip.
Next, tape each end of the construction paper pieces to the baking sheet so that the strips form a “tunnel” shape. Scatter the numbers out-of-order around the sheet.
Now, have your child take one piece of the yarn and thread it through the “tunnels” in order of the numbers lowest to highest. For example if your “tunnels” are labeled 1-5, your child will thread through number one first, then two, then three, and so on
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:
Additional family resources
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.
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.
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