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Learning & Play

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.

Learning, Play, and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old

Your baby is learning more about the world through play and is beginning to use words. Keep those toys and games coming!

Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old

Kids go from babies to toddlers during this time, from first steps to walking well. They also make major strides in language and communication.

Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old

After learning to recognize your voice, your face, and your touch, your baby will start responding more to you during these months and even give you a smile!

Learning, Play, and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old

Your infant will learn to sit during this time, and in the next few months will begin exploring by reaching out for objects, grasping and inspecting them.

Learning, Play, and Your Newborn

Play is the primary way that infants learn how to move, communicate, socialize, and understand their surroundings. And during the first month of life, your baby will learn by interacting with you.

Managing Your Toddler's Behavior (Video)

Learn how to encourage good behavior, handle tantrums, and keep your cool when parenting your toddler.

Play & Learn Center

This site helps parents promote active and imaginative play throughout all stages of childhood. Learn which activities inspire and motivate, and which toys are not only safer, but smarter, too.

Rainy Day Fun

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained and off the couch when the weather's bad? These quick-and-easy ideas will keep them happy and busy.

Reading Books to Babies

Reading aloud to your baby stimulates developing senses, and builds listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader.