Craft sticks-colored if possible
Velcro stick-backed dots
Zip-top bag or small storage case
1. If you don’t have colored craft sticks, have your child
paint the sticks.
2. On one end of your craft stick, place the soft velcro
side. On the opposite end, place the rough part of the
velcro dot. Continue this until all sticks have a rough
side on one end and a smooth side on the other end.
3. Then it is time to create! Allow her to use her
imagination to build with the velcro sticks.
4. When you are finished, you can store your velcro
sticks in a zip-top bag or a small pencil case.
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