Birth to 5


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Talking to Babies
When people talk to babies they do it in a funny sing song voice they do not use with others. Is this a good thing? Find out from Motherese an episode of the series THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN by PBS.

Baby Center
Find expert advise, developmental milestones, suggestions from other parents, great deals and more. This site is designed for parents expecting - parents of children age 5.

Infant Communication
You can encourage your baby to communicate. Here are some tips from North Shore Pediatric Therapy.

Baby's First Words
When will your baby say his or her first word? What will it be? Should you use baby talk? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the article from PARENTING.  

Best Toys for Babies:  Playing = Exploring
What are the best toys for babies?  Find out in this Power Point from the experts at Zero to Three. Baby Play ppt Document

Talking with Toddlers
Toddlers are just beginning to use language to express ideas, wants and needs. At the same time, toddlers do not understand logic and have a hard time dealing with emotions and self-control. How can parents encourage language development during this challenging time?  Find out in this article from the experts at Zero to Three.

Choosing Books for Babies and Toddlers
How do you choose books for a child who chews on pages. Here are some suggestions from experts at Zero to Three from the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families.

Feeding Time
Is your child eating enough? Too much? The right stuff? This article from Zero to Three explains what's best and why.

Is your child an infant or toddler?
Explore a wealth of resources for parents about the earliest stages of childhood development from the experts at Zero to Three

What are the best toys for toddlers?
Here are some ideas from the experts at Zero to Three

Keep Your Child Safe
Accidents are the most common cause of injury and death for children under the age of 18. Here are some great ideas about how to keep your child safe from Krista Nilsen Bordner co-founder of Best Baby Safety Services from the Expertise website.

Teething Time?
When do children get their first teeth? What are the symptoms of teething? Find the answers to these questions and more and Netdoctor.

Potty Training Time?
How do you know when to start? Is it different for boys than it is for girls? What procedures will work best? Find the answers to these questions and more from the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic.

TODDLERS' CREED: If you have a toddler, you'll recognize this.

STEM for Toddlers
Science Technology Engineering and Math for Toddlers? You bet! Read about how you can encourage the development of early STEM skills in this article from the SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.


STEM = Science Technology Engineering Math
New educational standards emphasize these four subjects. Help prepare your preschooler for what's to come with Sesame Streets' LITTLE DISCOVERERS web site.

There's an app for that?
New apps for touch screen technology are being developed every day. Many of them target kids age 5 and younger, even as young as 18 months.  What does this mean for language development? Find out what you should know in this article from The Atlantic magazine.

Young Kids + Technology = A Good Idea?
Should your 3 year old play games on your iPad? Should you read aloud ebooks? See what the experts have to say in this article from the National Association for Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College. For more on this subject see Screen Sense from the experts at Zero to Three.

Fingerplay Fun!
Fingerplays like The Itsy Bitsy Spider are great for learning language. Here's a site from the Washington County Cooperative Library Services that shows a number of fingerplays and how to do them.

What will your child need to know the first day of kindergarten?
Here are lists of language and literacy skills considered foundations of learning by the Oregon Department of Education.

Just 5 More Minutes
Kids under the age of 5 sure are impatient. Part of the reason is how they develop an understanding of time. Here's an article from Scholastic's Early Childhood Education Department by Carla Poole, Susan A. Miller, EdD, and Ellen Booth Church that explains what you can do to help.

Should my child be doing that?

Check out this Center for Disease Control and Prevention web site to find common milestones to child development.

ASQ Oregon Ages and Stages Questionnaires
Online child development checklists for children birth-5yrs

From Scribbling to Writing - What should you expect?
When should you teach your child to write letters? What is reasonable to expect when it comes to spelling? Find the answers to these questions and more from PBS Parents.