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Information and inspiration for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Test your knowledge of early childhood

The more you know about child development, the better you can meet your child’s needs and help them learn and grow.

Below are some topics that include common misperceptions among parents and caregivers. Ask yourself if each statement is Right! or Not Quite (true or false). Then click on each one and watch a short video for the answer.

Children should be able to share at age 2. (?)
A baby as young as 2 months old can pick up on the moods of their caregivers. (?)
You can spoil a baby by picking them up when they cry or giving them too much attention. (?)
A 1-year-old might misbehave because they're angry with their parent. (?)
Play time is as important for a baby as it is for a 5-year-old. (?)
Young kids can learn language from watching TV as well as they can from their caregivers. (?)


Check out Ages and Stages to learn more about what’s happening at each step of your child’s development. While all children develop differently, tracking your child’s developmental milestones can help you celebrate how they’re growing and know what to look for if you have any concerns. You’ll also find tips on how to help your child learn and grow.

graphic of ages and stages with baby, toddler, preschooler cartoon heads

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