Crinkle shredded paper (or cut or shredded scrap paper, or Easter basket grass)
Large buttons, animals, pom poms (any other small objects you may have around the house)
Large bin or box
Spoons, tongs (optional)
1) Start by dumping the crinkle paper into the empty bin or box.
2) Next, mix up the small items, button shapes, pom poms, and animals into the crinkle cut paper.
3) Now let your child feel all around in the crinkle cut paper to find the hidden items. They can just use their hands, or you can give them a couple of spoons or tongs to use to sift through the paper to find the items.
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