Looking for more interesting play-activities to do with your child who is under 5? Try the University of Oregon’s free play activities
‘Enter your child’s date of birth below to download your free age-appropriate play activity ideas targeting the five main areas of development.’
Print the PDF file of 20 or so activities and stick it on the fridge for those times when you need an activity……fast!
Age appropriate fun activities from 3 months to 5 years from the people who wrote the Ages and Stages questionnaire
We’ve filled out the Ages and stages questionnaire at each developmental check appointment. We could pick it up or more recently it was email when we made the appointment. We filled it out and brought it in. It gave me some ideas about the typical progress of my child and expectations. Having the questionnaire at home let me try some of the activities to see if he could do them.
Quote from the website-
‘ Parents complete the simple, illustrated 30-item questionnaires at designated intervals, assessing children in their natural environments to ensure valid results. Each questionnaire can be completed in just 10-15 minutes and covers five key developmental areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social.
Professionals convert parents’ responses of yes, sometimes, and not yet â€” in just 2-3 minutes â€” to color-coded scoring sheets, enabling them to quickly determine a child’s progress in each developmental area. The ASQ User’s Guide then offers clear guidelines for determining whether children are at high or low risk in the various domains.’
What I like about these activities
- it’s not about speeding your child up to do things earlier.
- Neither are they random activities needing lots of specialist equipment.
- Instead they are everyday activities that your particular child may enjoy because they are age appropriate and as a parent you’ll love!
- The activities are based on the 5 main areas of development and not just one area.
Try it and see for yourself and get some great free play activities today!