Roll of masking tape
Small basket or bowl
Start by finding a large open space on the floor to put the masking tape down in the shape of a snowflake.
Next, put all of the cotton balls in the basket or bowl.
Now, show your child how to play by picking up a cotton ball and walking foot over foot along the tape from one end of the snowflake to the other end. Then carefully bend down and set the cotton ball on the end of the snowflake, and walk back. Have your child give it a try.
Once all of the cotton balls are placed, go back holding onto the basket or bowl to retrieve each of the cotton balls.
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