This topical guide on child development was developed in partnership with the Early Intervention Training Program to be used by professionals practicing in the Early Intervention program.
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- 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1 to 5
WE 103 .F4934m 2014 896720728
N. Roux, 2014
Written by a group of mothers, this book provides a family friendly set of fine motor activities that can be performed within homes without much preparation. Simple variations and tips are also included to make the activities even more practical and accessible for children.
- Amazing Babies Moving
WS 103 .S76am 2009 698370377
Move Alive Media, 2009
Described as, “the book every parent needs”, Certified Movement Specialist Beverly Stokes guides readers through the meaningful movements of infancy while providing photographic simulations for adults to create a better understanding of what these positions and growing milestones are.
- Encouraging Physical Activity in Infants
GV 443 .S194inf 2015 922970108
Gryphon House, 2015
Early motor development creates the foundation that children need to grow and flourish. Beginning with the developmental motor milestones of early infancy, this book provides an informative description of what parents and child care providers should expect from children.
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.
- Baby Tata
41 minutes, DVD
WB 537 .B115s 2004 61660064
Baby Tata, c2004
Teaches parents techniques for interactive play, exercise, and massage to do with babies based on massage therapy, karaoke singalongs, games, and exercise routines.
- Yoga for Children With Developmental Challenges
71 minutes, DVD
WB 890 .F6791 2011 793912509
Peaceful Pathways, c2011
Registered yoga teacher and special education teacher Mary Flynn presents a five-part educational video designed to introduce the benefits of yoga to children with developmental challenges, including autism.
The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us
for more information.
- The Magical Effects of Music on Infants
Shake It Baby!
Reyna Lindert, May 2012.
The article focuses on tackling the effects of music on infants. It can be witnessed in form of lullabies which puts them to sleep. Tunes can be incorporated in routine playtime, lunchtime and bedtime. It can be combined with massaging or stroking to calm them. Children's gross motor skills can be improved by dancing and playing to music. It also strengthens their fine motor skills like coordination and dexterity.
- Young Exceptional Children, 10(2) p11-16.
Adapting Physical Activities to Promote Overall Health and Development: Suggestions for Interventionists and Families
Kristi Sayers Menear and Laura Davis, 2007.
In this scholarly article, the authors provide a list of activity suggestions that can be used by early educators and families to promote early learning goals for young children.
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.