Variety of leave from outdoors
Other items from nature
Sheets of construction paper
First go out on a walk and gather up leaves of all kinds.
Next, have your child choose the leaves that they would like to glue on the paper to create the body of the person.
Now, have your child glue them to a piece of paper to make a person. There is no right or wrong way. Let hem get creative, the possibilities are endless!
Finally, they can add googly eyes and use the yarn, fabric, ribbon, other items from nature and the crayons and scissors to be use a more detail or accessories for their leaf person.
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