A piece of contact paper
Small lightweight items to stick onto the contact paper (pom poms, tissue paper, yarn, feathers)
Start by peeling the backing off of the contact paper.
Next, tape all four sides of the contact paper to a wall or other flat surface with the sticky side facing out.
Now, show your child how to stick the lightweight items to the contact paper, and let them begin to explore!
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