Resources for Ages 1 - 2 Years
It is amazing to watch a baby this age grow and develop! Remember that your baby’s brain is also growing and needs “language nutrition”! Talk, read, sing and narrate your day to your child all day, every day! The resources you will find on this page will help you be your child’s first best teacher by providing you with information on what your child should know and be able to do at this age as well as practical activities and videos to help you engage with your child during this critical time in their development!
JUMP TO SECTION
The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 1-year-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your child learn and grow.
The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 2-year-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your child learn and grow.
Check the important development milestones your child has reached by one-year old. Use this with your doctor to discuss what your child has reached and what to expect next.
Check the important development milestones your child has reached by two-year old. Use this with your doctor to discuss what your child has reached and what to expect next.
A free video and handout with information and activities to help you teach your child how to count.
Learn about the key math skills you can help your child develop and some tips to get started.
A free, printable tip sheet with ways to support your baby’s brain development from 12-18 months.
LITERACY AND LANGUAGE
Find tips for engaging your child in reading and how to introduce your toddler to books.
Learn what you can do to support language and literacy skills in your 12-24-month-old.
9 early literacy activities to do with your child and support their language and vocabulary development.
Understand the stages of writing and drawing and find tips to help your child’s development.
Animal Friends is a fun activity to get your child moving and practice motor skills!
Toddler Stair Climbing is a fun activity to get your child moving and practice dynamic balance skills!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A printable handout to learn about your 12-24-months-old social emotional development and what you can do to help build their skills.
Resources, podcasts, and articles on how to help your child learn self-control through limits and discipline.
Learn ways to help your toddler learn self-control from 12-24 months
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
Learn about your child’s thinking skills at 12-24 months and tips for how you can support their development.
Videos, podcasts, resources and more to learn about the importance of play and how to play with your child.
Learn how to teach your child to cooperate with requests.