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Little Kids, Big Questions
is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Your Child's Development.

This set of nine, age-based handouts includes:

  • A chart that helps you know what to expect developmentally from your child, and how you can help your child learn at each stage
  • Frequently asked questions and answers
  • A spotlight section that goes into greater depth on a common issue or challenge for each age
  • A research summary specific to each stage of development, and what it means for parents


Birth to 3 Months

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 3 to 6 Months

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6 to 9 Months

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9 to 12 Months

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12 to 15 Months

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15 to 18 Months

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18 to 24 Months

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24 to 30 Months

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30 to 36 Months

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