Sturdy paper, or plastic plate with edges.
Strips of construction paper
Optional: stickers and markers to decorate the maze
- Start by encouraging your child to tape the strips of construction paper onto the plate forming “tunnels” for the marble to roll though.
- Once he has all of the “tunnels” made, he can decorate the plate maze with markers, stickers, or other decorations.
- Now drop the marble onto the plate and show him how to slowly tilt the plate to move the marble around. The idea is to move the marble in, out, and around the “tunnels”.
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