Developmentally-appropriate activity ideas for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers

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Infants and young children learn at a rapid pace. Support their growth and development at each stage with this list of activities across developmental domains.

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  • Access 100+ ideas for promoting language, sensory, social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development
  • Learn what activities best support each age group
  • Ensure you're promoting learning across developmental domains at your program

Why you want to use this guide to plan activities across developmental domians

This free guide for childcare providers is designed to offer high-level planning strategies for activities that foster child development across various domains such as language, sensory, social-emotional, cognitive, and physical. The guide provides actionable and practical examples for each domain for different age groups: Preschooler, infants, and toddlers. This guide helps providers implement developmentally appropriate practices for their children in their program. By leveraging this resource, educators can create enriching environments that support holistic growth, ensuring that children achieve crucial developmental milestones through engaging and tailored activities.

Childcare providers recognize the importance of promoting child development in each domain to support well-rounded growth. The guide serves as an essential tool for planning activities that nurture children's abilities to communicate effectively, develop fine and gross motor skills, enhance social interactions, and boost cognitive functioning. By downloading the guide, providers learn ideas that make it easier to integrate diverse developmental activities into their daily routines, ultimately fostering a more dynamic and supportive learning atmosphere for young children.

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