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Child Development Activities

All children grow and change at their own pace through a set of developmental domains:

social, physical, language, intellectual, creative and emotional (it can be helpful to use the acronym S.P.L.I.C.E. to remember them).

Below you will find printable activities you can use to build up your child's skills and abilities in every developmental domain.

Bonus printables! Young children thrive in the structure and predictability routines provide. Here are some checklists to help you create the right conditions for optimal child development in your home: 

bedtime routine (pdf)

morning routine (pdf) 

mealtime routine(pdf)

bathroom routine (pdf) 


Social Development
Individual Activities:

Easing Separation Anxiety​

Building Self-Awareness and Empathy

Understanding Social Cues

Learning to Take Turns

Learning about Sharing

Healthy Use of Technology

Parent-Child Relationship

Relationships with Peers


Language Development
Individual Activities:

Learning Expressive Language

Learning Receptive Language

Learning Expressive and Receptive Language

Intellectual Development

Building Executive Function

Developing Problem Solving Skills

Learning about Object Permanence

Encouraging Symbolic Play


Creative Development

Process vs Product Creativity

Child-led Play

Self-Expression and Imagination

Emotional Development

Labeling Emotions

Learn About Empathy

Emotional Regulation


Attachment and Emotional Competence

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