Learn the Signs, Act Early from the CDC

“Do you know all the ways you should measure your child’s growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a developmental problem, even autism. The good news is, the earlier it’s recognized the more you can do to help your child reach her full potential.”

Young Athlete Program by Special Olympics [PDF Format]

“The Young Athlete Program was created in consultation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, to meet the physical and development needs of children, ages 2½ to 7, in the areas of physical activity and play, with an emphasis on sports skill development. The activities presented in the program are designed to develop the fundamental prerequisite skills to prepare athletes for future participation in sports. The program includes user-friendly instructions and a complete kit of sports activity equipment. The design of this program provides flexibility for the parent/sibling, paraprofessional, teacher, and volunteer to conduct activities. The Young Athlete Program can be used in a preschool/school environment, playgroup or one-on-one situation.”