Resources for Ages 3 - 6 Months
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.
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The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 4-month-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your baby learn and grow.
Check the important development milestones your baby has reached by four-months old. Use this with your doctor to discuss what your baby has reached and what to expect next.
The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 6-month-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your baby learn and grow.
This chart gives you tips and ideas on how you can support your child’s early learning through everyday activities.
A free, downloadable chart to learn tips and skills on how to nurture your baby’s social-emotional, intellectual, language, and motor development from 2 to 6 months.
Learn how to make playing with your baby more fun for you with these quick, easy tips.
LITERACY AND LANGUAGE
Find tips for sharing books with your baby and developing good feelings about reading.
This downloadable tip sheet explains what your baby can do at 3 to 6 months old and how you can help their development.
Raising Readers provides videos and resources to understand the skills your baby needs and how to build them.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Learn how to build a strong relationship with your baby using these tips and suggestions.
Learn about why mirrors are good for your baby and how to use mirrors to support their development.
Learn how your baby should be developing socially during the third month and what to do if you have concerns.
Learn how your baby should be developing socially during the sixth month and what to do if you have concerns.
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
Learn how serve and return interactions help shape a baby’s brain. Watch the how-to video which breaks down serve and return into five simple steps. This resource is appropriate from birth to 12 months and beyond.
Encourage your infant’s development with these simple activities for baby. These 11 simple activities are geared toward a 0-6 month old baby, and each activity teaches a different skill that will reinforce how your baby approaches learning.
Babies use their senses as learning tools. Try using these four activities to encourage your baby to play using their senses.