Enhance the growth and development of infants and young children with more than 400 fun, fast, and easy-to-use learning activities-now in a new edition specially developed to complement ASQ-3 (TM). Perfect for sharing with parents of children who are developing typically or need non-intensive support in one or more developmental areas, these playful, developmentally appropriate activities.
Encourage progress in the same five developmental areas as ASQ-3 (TM)-communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social.
Use safe, age-appropriate materials that most families have at home.
Help even the youngest children develop crucial early language and literacy skills.
Promote closer parent-child interactions.
Serve as a natural follow-up for children who score in the ASQ-3 (TM) monitoring zone.
Now packaged as a book and CD-ROM together so you can photocopy or print them as needed, these creative, cost-effective activities are the perfect way for parents and children to learn and have fun together.
For more than 20 years, Ms. Twombly has been involved in Ages & Stages Questionnaires(R) (ASQ) research projects, including renorming for the Ages & Stages Questionnaires(R) Social Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2(TM)), and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires(R), Third Edition (ASQ-3(TM); Squires & Bricker; Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2009). She has conducted trainings on ASQ and ASQ: SE nationally and internationally and has provided technical assistance to states on the development of early identification and referral systems for young children. Ms. Twombly is a contributing author of ASQ-3 and an author of ASQ: SE-2, the ASQ-3(TM) Learning Activities, and the ASQ: SE-2(TM) Social-Emotional Learning Activities (in press). Ms.Twombly's areas of interest and research include systems of care for substance-exposed newborns, infant mental health, family-guided early intervention, and the use of standardized screening tools in diverse health, educational and social services settings. She currently is working on a team to develop a universal system of screening and referral for families with young children in the state of Oregon. Ginger Fink, M.A., has worked in the field of early childhood education for more than 30 years. She served as the training coordinator for ASQ at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Ms. Fink has worked in many capacities. Currently, she is a private consultant in the area of parent-child programs and teacher education strategies, and she teaches early childhood courses at Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon. She has worked as curriculum developer toward the development of a statewide series of community-based parent-child programs in Honolulu, Hawaii, as a teacher and program director with Head Start programs, and as a disabilities specialist for the Region X training and technical assistance network.