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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.

On Your Lap, In Your Heart

Made possible with generous funding from MetLife Foundation


Grandparents—whether living near or far—enjoy a special relationship with their grandchildren. Grandparents are the ones who are often willing to read the same story over and over, play a silly game, or say “who’s there” to a knock-knock joke more times than they can count. 

These resources, funded by MetLife Foundation, were developed to support grandparents in whatever role they play in the life of their young grandchildren. While many grandparents provide occasional care for their little ones, more and more grandparents are serving as the primary caregiver for their young grandchildren. According to AARP (www.aarp.org/grandparents), more than 5.8 million children across the United States are living in their grandparents’ homes—and more than 2.5 million grandparents have taken on the responsibility for raising these children. 

ZERO TO THREE’s grandparenting resources include information on supporting healthy child development as well as tools for addressing some of the more common challenging situations that come up when raising young children. Take a look:

Early Development

  • Your Child’s Development from Birth to Three

English                   Español

  • Watching and Wondering: How to Identify Challenges in Your Grandchild’s Development

English [146 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [147 KBIcon_pdf]

Sharing the Care With Your Adult Child

  • Sharing the Caring: Partnering With Your Adult Child to Care for Your Grandchild

English [168 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [181 KBIcon_pdf]

  • Talking It Out: A Tool for Establishing Good Communication Between Parents and Grandparents

English [175 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [176 KBIcon_pdf]

Building a Strong Relationship With Your Grandchild

  • Play With Me!: Fun Activities that Support Early Learning

English                   Español

  • That Was Then: Sharing Family Traditions With Your Grandchildren 

English [146 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [148 KBIcon_pdf]

  • Rock-a-bye Right: Safe Sleep Recommendations for Babies and Toddlers

English [129 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [146 KBIcon_pdf]


Coping with Challenges

  • When the Answer is No: Setting Limits With Love for Toddlers

English [173 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [195 KBIcon_pdf]

  • Here for You Always: Supporting Your Grandchild Through a Divorce of Separation

English [128 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [143 KBIcon_pdf]

  • A Big Impact on Little Kids: Understanding How Traumatic Experiences Affect Very Young Children

English [177 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [189 KBIcon_pdf]

  • Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: How Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Impacts Young Children

English [215 KBIcon_pdf]   Español  [232 KBIcon_pdf]


Give us some feedback on the grandparenting resources above!  Click here to share your thoughts in a brief survey.  A hard copy of the grandparenting materials will be mailed to all respondents who complete the survey.

Generously funded by MetLife Foundation

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