Learn More about Early Developmental Milestones with the CDC’s Children’s Books [downloadable]
Talk, read, sing and play with your child every day. CDC’s amazing books can help! Amazing Me and Where is Bear?, and the Spanish-language versions, Soy Maravilloso, and ¿Dónde Está Osito?, are fun for children and show you what to look for as your child grows.
Amazing Me – It’s Busy Being 3!
Meet Joey, an amazing 3-year-old kangaroo who is very excited about all he can do now that he is three. Joey doesn’t know it, but these amazing things are called developmental milestones, and they’re a very important part of each child’s growth.
This book for children ages 2-3 will show you what to look for as your child grows and develops. Whether you read this story to your child online or have a hard copy of the book, ask your child to find the koala bears. Each page with a koala bear also has a star and milestone at the bottom just for you. See if your 3-year-old is able to do some of the same things as Joey.
- Read an interactive version of Amazing Me – It’s Busy Being 3! online.
- Download a PDF of Amazing Me – It’s Busy Being 3!
- Download a PDF of Soy Maravilloso
- Download a free ibook of Amazing Me – It’s Busy Being 3!
- Your children might also enjoy these free Amazing Me coloring pages.
Also be sure to go to the end of the book or use the links below for:
- A downloadable Milestone Moments booklet.
- A full list of 3-year-old milestones
- What to do if you’re concerned about your child’s development
- Other information for parents from CDC
Where is Bear? – A Terrific Tale for 2-Year-Olds
“Where is Bear?” is a terrific tale for 2-year-old children and their parents! This interactive book encourages children to help Tiger and his forest friends in their search to find Bear. With each turn of the page, your child will get closer to finding him and you will learn about many important milestones to look for in your child. Look for the leaf at the bottom of each page and your own 2-year-old’s milestone moments!
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | CDC’s Amazing Books for Children, https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/amazingme.html | Last reviewed June 19, 2018
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