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ECE 218 - Dodge -- Infant and Toddler Development  

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Websites and Documents

Parenting Counts' website provides photos and information on milestones birth to five-years-old organized by physical, social, learning and communication categories. This link takes you directly to the "Developmental Timeline" section of the website.

From Flinders University (South Australia), School of Education. Covers three stages of motor development, spanning the ages 0 to 12, beginning with early reflexes, and developing through the various milestones that a child reaches as they mature. 

By Rita Snell, MA, RPT. Made available by California State University Northridge. An older article, but still of use to caregivers.

Log in to the MyCOM Portal. From the "Services" tab, look for the "Library Search" link. Click the link for SuperSearch.
  • In the search box, type the keywords: "Teaching Motor Skills." In the results list, look for the article Teaching Practices that Promote Motor Skills in Early Childhood Settings, by Dr. Leah E. Robinson, published in Early Childhood Education Journal, April, 2012.
  • Look for other articles by searching with keywords like "motor development." Remeber, you can always ask a librarian for research help!

Websites on Nutrition

Produced by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.


From Zero to Three by the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. Includes resources on a range of health issues.


Child Motor Skills

From Grand Rapids Community College


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