Disposable table cloth or shower curtain liner
Large T-shirt for your child to wear to protect their clothing, or if painting outdoors in the warm weather, your child can wear a swim suit to paint in (optional)
When weather is nice this is a great activity to do outside.Spread the liner out in the grass and use rocks or other items to hold it down securely.If you have a fence or clothesline you can hang it as well. If you are doing the activity inside, use the liner to cover the surface of a table.
Next, provide your child with the paint and paintbrush and let them paint freely.
Lastly, when your child is finished, you can work together to wash the paint from the liner and let it dry to use again.
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