Milestone sources

All Tumblon milestones reflect the research of pediatricians and literacy experts to help parents understand their children's development.

Your Baby's First Year: Week by Week

Your Baby's First Year coverMilestones for the first year come from Your Baby's First Year: Week By Week by Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H and Judith Schuler, M.S.

Thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, Your Baby's First Year Week by Week includes helpful charts and illustrations to help parents understand what they are witnessing and how to care for their baby in a way that supports and encourages his growth.

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How Kids Develop

How Kids Develop logoAfter the first year, milestones come from How Kids Develop. How Kids Develop is a collaborative effort of the San Diego community supported by the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center to help parents of preschool age children.

The How Kids Develop website is developed by the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in collaboration with the Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego (RCHSD), Division of Developmental Services, through a grant from the First 5 Commission of San Diego. Copyright © 2002-2003, all rights reserved.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read logoAll literacy milestones for 6 through 36 months (and a few for years 3 and 4) are from Reach Out and Read, a national non-profit organization that promotes early literacy.

Reach Out and Read makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric care so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at pediatric check-ups from six months to five years of age.

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Helping Your Child Become a Reader

Helping Your Child Become a Reader coverLiteracy milestones for years 3 through 6 (unless otherwise noted) are from Helping Your Child Become a Reader, published by the United States Department of Education.

This booklet includes activities for families with children from infancy through age 6. Most of the activities make learning experiences out of the everyday routines in which you and your children participate. Most use materials that are found in your home or that can be had free-of-charge from your local library. The activities are designed to be fun for both you and your children as you help them to gain the skills they need to become readers.

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