Child Growth and Development - Preschool
Young children are always developing and exploring their world. Choose an age below to explore milestones by topic, including emotions and self awareness, social skills, and more.
The PBS Learning Media Preschool site focuses on physical development, cognitive development, social and emotional development, and the arts. Be sure to notice the descriptive paragraphs featured at the top of each resource page. They contain important details about preschool-aged skill and learning development.
Vroom is a set of tools and resources from the Bezos Family Foundation designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into “brain building moments” by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development onto existing routines. Notice that you are able to explore the site without creating an account.
Site Tip: Utilize the information for Ages 3-5. A careful read of the Weekly Guided Learning Plans and the Curated Activities will help you to see the developmental and learning skills embedded in the plans and activities.
Site Tip: The video on the site is muted. Turn on the volume in order to listen.
First Things First. "Baby Brain: Growth and Development." YouTube, First Things First, 22 Jan. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsRmgBAFtpU. Accessed 14 Apr. 2020.
Preschoolers: 3 & 4 Year Olds, Learn360 (Infobase)
From: "Child Development Basics.” Films Media Group, 2005, learn360.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=134158&xtid=77294. Accessed 14 Apr. 2020.
Preschoolers Series, Kanopy
Preschoolers Series. Learning Seed, 2008. Kanopy. Web. 15 Apr. 2020.
Access this documentary through Kanopy with a free Boston Public Library e-card. See the Kanopy tutorial and the BPL e-card tutorial. You may be able to access Kanopy through your public library. See their website for details.
Access these e-books through Hoopla with a free Boston Public Library e-card. See the Hoopla tutorial and the BPL e-card tutorial. You may be able to access Hoopla through your public library. See their website for details.
While some of these books are not explicitly on child development, a careful reading will note numerous references to preschool-aged child development.