Mark milestones like first steps and first words as your child grows. Knowing the expected developmental milestones for each age helps your family celebrate exciting moments while charting their progress.
Talk, read, and sing to your baby. It develops communication skills by helping them connect to the people, places, and things around them. Click here for free materials and ideas for simple conversation starters.
Focus on having positive back-and-forth interactions with children to help them develop the social-emotional skills needed as they grow. There are ways you can even turn challenging behaviors into positive interactions. Check them out here.
Parents & Families
Your child’s healthcare provider is a great resource.
Next time your child goes in for a regular checkup, ask about milestones and developmental questionnaires. Not sure what to ask? Here are some ideas on what you could discuss with your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner at 9, 18, 24, and 30-month visits. You can also sign up for text reminders that help you stay on track.