Looking for a fun way to spend time with your child? Play is

an essential part of your child's development and is a great way to spend time as a family. Studies have shown that birth through the first few years of a child's life is the most critical time for the development of the brain and can be nurtured through play.


How can you as the parent help support development? Play with your child. Please use the links below to find age appropriate activities that will keep your child busy, while helping her/him reach important learning and developmental milestones.


CHOC Children's Child Development Guide:  Ages and Stages


CDC: Developmental Milestones


CDC: Milestones in Action


First 5 California


Good To Go From Head To Toe


Zero to Three


Zero to Three: A year of play


PBS Parents