Birth to 12 Month Personal Visit Plan

Birth to 1 Month –

  • Attachment and transition to the world, newborn brain development and reflexes, infant massage, newborn vision.

  • (Activity) Born to Learn Video, Neuroscience Video.

1 Month –

  • Reading baby’s cues, stimulation and sensory overload, states of consciousness, tummy time.

  • (Activity) Tummy Time

2 Month –

  • Hearing the sounds of speech, windows of opportunity, overhead batting, immunizations.

  • (Activity) Bat Mobile.

3 Month –

  • Early communication, father’s role, nature and nurture, parent’s role: designer, effects of smoking.

  • (Activity) Tracking.

4 Month –

  • Hearing, grasping and mouthing, gross motor development, feeding issues, immunizations.

  • (Activity) Informal Hearing Check.

5 Month –

  • Early use of books: language and shared attention, vision, cause and effect testing, parent’s role: consultant.

  • (Activity) Shared attention with a play mat.

6 Month –

  • Establishing healthy sleep patterns, early memory associations, healthy habits, baby games.

  • (Activity) Baby games.

7 Month –

  • Babbling, learning to crawl, curiosity, safety proofing, parents’ role: authority.

  • (Activity) Helping your baby move around.

8 Month –

  • Stranger anxiety, attachment, object permanence, receptive language.

  • (Activity) Name that body part, puppet play, object permanence.

9 Month –

  • Transition from crawling to walking, safety proofing for walking, toys for learning.

  • (Activity) Promoting Walking.

10 Month –

  • Small muscle development, temperament, curiosity, discipline.

  • (Activity) Unwrapping a toy.

11 Month –

  • Beginning to walk, safety for toddlers, child care check-up, receptive language.

  • (Activity) Textures.

12 Month –

  • Dental Health, fine motor-oral development, social games, parents’ role.

  • (Activity) Snack time.


13 to 24 Month Personal Visit Plan

13 Months –

  • First Words, Television, Using Music and Exploring with and Hands Together..

  • (Activity) Clothespins in a Bottle – Improves hand-eye coordination and repetition.

14 Months –

  • Negativism, Language development and autonomy, immunizations and nutrition

  • (Activity) Chips in a Can – Uses newly developed muscle skills to fit the chips through the slot. Also uses trial and error and simple problem solving skills.

15 Months –

  • Parallel talk, self talk and stretch talk.

  • (Activity) Farm – Parallel Talk and Self Talk

16 Months –

  • Temper Tantrums, Child Stress, Imitation and Social Development, Memory

  • (Activity) Imitating Play

17 Months –

  • Discipline for Toddlers, Safety, Learning New Words and Sleep Needs

  • (Activity) Sock Puppet, Bean Bag (make and toss), Puppet Play

18 Months –

  • Value of Play, Play with Others

  • (Activity) Pretend Picnic

19 Months –

  • Hearing Well and Receptive Language, Listening, The importance of Music

  • (Activity) Music and Sounds (Loud and Soft)

20 Months –

  • Parent Stress, Walking, Self-esteem, self help and discipline, Readiness for toilet training

  • (Activity) Step, Jump and Climb

21 Months –

  • Saying Words, Combining words, television and videos

  • (Activity) Word Book

22 Months –

  • Problem solving and puzzles, Making transitions, nutrition and making mealtime pleasant, fine motor development.

  • (Activity) Tennis Ball Puzzle

23 Months –

  • Social-emotional development, child care considerations, beginning conversation skills

  • (Activity) Grain Box

24 Months –

  • Health care and safety for toddlers, tips for health care provider visits, beginning to match

  • (Activity) Play dough

25 to 36 Month Old Personal Visit Plan

25 Months –

  • Tips for teaching toilet use, Body awareness, Matching by shape, beginning to count

  • (Activity) Matching file folder game

26 Months –

  • Effective and efficient motion, eye-hand coordination, sentence length, using conventional grammar, understanding and complying with requests.

  • (Activity) Racket Play, Collage and fish color game

27 Months –

  • Matching, sorting and classifying, learning colors, learning about size, dressing

  • (Activity) Apple Sorting and Pizza Game

28 Months –

  • Gender awareness, dealing with fears and feelings, discovering motor abilities, throwing, catching and kicking

  • (Activity) Bears with Feelings

29 Months –

  • Recognizing a whole from parts, transformations, learning concepts through everyday experiences, characteristics of early speech

  • (Activity) Shaving Cream Play

30 Months –

  • Discipline is teaching, techniques for enforcing limits, problem solving

  • (Activity) Finger painting

31 Months –

  • Fine motor skills for writing, building with blocks, new language skills, using spoken language.

  • (Activity) Building with Blocks, fingerplays.

32 Months –

  • Mental representation, computer play, integrated development, active play, toys for pretend and gross motor play.

  • (Activity) Hidden Object Game

33 Months –

  • Temperament at 2, self-esteem, cooking

  • (Activity) Cooking

34 Months –

  • Memory, using open-ended questions, why questions, reading, sharing and cooperative play, pretend play.

  • (Activity) Memory, Pretend Play.

35 Months –

  • Learning to cut, learning to string, toilet learning setbacks

  • (Activity) Tie Dye Fun

36 Months –

  • Review of Parents as Teachers, three year old screening, Looking Ahead

  • (Activity) Favorite Activity

5 to 6 Year Old Personal Visit Plan

February 2010

Meet “Katy No-Pocket”……

Katy, a mother kangaroo who does not have a pocket, searches for a solution to her problem.  This search produces a story which has long been a favorite with children.

Character Trait

Generosity – After searching for a solution to her no-pocket problem, Katy finally meets the man with an apron full of pockets.  He gladly gives her his apron saying he can get another. We will discuss what it means to be generous and explore others in the story who displayed generosity.


Habitats – We will learn about habitats and play a file folder game where we “Take the Animals Home” to their correct habitat. We will also be matching actual photos of animals and their babies to photos in the book.


We will be learning about opposites:

  • Sad/Happy

  • On/Off

  • In/Out

  • Push/Pull

  • Awake/Asleep

  • Big/Little


Counting – We will play a counting game where your child hops like a kangaroo after drawing numbers out of Katy’s pouch and we will count the animals in Katy’s new apron.

Sequencing – Arranges five objects in order of size, from smallest to largest.


Letter K

If time permits we can practice re-telling the story using story props.

3 to 4 Year Old Personal Visit Plan

Over in the Meadow

February 2010

In a classic Appalachian counting rhyme, we visit a mother turtle, a mother fish, a mother bluebird, a mother muskrat, a mother honeybee, a mother crow, a mother cricket, a mother lizard, a mother frog, and a mother firefly. Each mother implores her babies to do what they do best: dig, swim, sing, dive, buzz, caw, chirp, bask, croak, and shine.


This counting rhyme lends an opportunity to review the words that rhyme with numbers 1-10 in the book.  We will read each set of rhyming words, then play the “Over in the Meadow Rhyme” file folder game together.


Your child will explore the color wheel and discuss the colors of each animal. We will re-visit the book and see how many colors we can find for each animal.


Habitats – We will talk about each animal in the story, pointing out their habitat and play the “Habitat” matching game.


Drama – We will discuss all the different things the animals did such as swim, caw, bask, etc. as we flip through each page. Afterward, we will all play the animal action card game.


Counting – We will play the puzzle/animal counting game by matching the number to the correct amount of animals (corresponds with book).

4 to 5 Year Personal Visit February 2010

Four to Five Year Olds

February 2010

Say Hello to a Childhood Favorite…

“Corduroy” by Don Freeman

Synopsis: This is a story about a special friendship between a teddy bear named Corduroy and a little girl named Lisa. While Corduroy is searching for his lost button in the department store he comes across many things that he thinks he would like to have. However, when Lisa buys Corduroy, he finds what he really wants, which is a home. and a friend.

I will read Corduroy using story props.


Friendship – Corduroy is looking for a friend. He finds a good friend in Lisa. We will be talking about friendship and what makes a good friend. I will ask your child to name at least one friend that he/she plays with.


Homes and Habitats – Corduroy finds a friend and a home. We will talk about what makes a family and a home and learn some simple Bear Facts by making a mini book.

Social Studies

Saving – Lisa sees Corduroy in a department store and wants to have him. Her mother tells her, “Not today, I’ve already spent too much”.  Lisa quietly goes home, but later the story says she checks her piggy bank and finds she has enough money to buy him. After asking her mother’s permission, she uses her money, returns to the store and purchases him. We will discuss what a piggy bank is,  talk about saving and make a simple piggy bank together.


Drama – Act out action scenes in the story:

  • looking

  • climbing down

  • tugging

  • flying off the bed

  • running

  • sewing

  • hugging


We will read “Corduroy’s Day” (a counting book) before doing math activities.

He/she will do one or more of the following depending on time, skill and age level

Counting – Count number of beds and lamps on page 14 and 15.

Button Math Box

Sorting – Sort buttons by color, number of holes, size, shape, etc.

Patterns – Complete patterns using button math box game.

Sequencing – Put lamps in order from smallest to largest.


Re-defining a story – I will tell a story using Corduroy as a pattern.  Perhaps there is a boy who has been wanting an animal or a fire truck, etc.  He is told he cannot have it.  He asks later if he can buy it for himself, etc.   Your child will be intrigued with hearing the same type of story but with a different characters and possible outcome.  He may want to make up an ending for the story himself!

These types of interaction are valuable as creative thinking skills and learning to love stories and story telling.

Re-telling a story – If time permits, I will allow the child to use “Corduroy character story props” to re-tell the story.

Shape Boxes

I found this on someone’s blog and I love it….

Shape Boxes

(Boxes Can Be Modified for Colors)

I made these boxes after trying to think of a way to introduce my baby to shapes. Lakeshore has a product similar to this for $5o

but I just made mine with stuff I had laying around the house. I like this idea because she can put her hands on it and also it relates shapes to the real world. Outside of school, there are not many times when she is going to have to point out a 2 dimensional shape on a piece of paper. I hope it will show her that shapes are a part of everyday life. Since she is only 12 months old, I am not trying to drill anything into her. I just let her open the boxes and play with the contents as she pleases. Like in this picture, she took the sponge and pretended she was scrubbing the box :). While she plays I talk to her about the shape. For example, I will say, “that yellow sponge is a rectangle, you can tell because it has four sides. Two sides are long, two sides are short”. In the rectangle box I put a stamp, a sponge, an old id card (which she loves because it has a picture of Daddy on it), a plastic brownie, and two cardboard boxes that came in a play food set she got for her birthday.

In the circle box I put a plastic plate, a small compact mirror, a cd, a butter tub lid, a plastic quarter, and a few plastic food items: an orange, a pie, a pancake and two doughnuts. In the square box I put a washcloth, a plastic building block, a plastic waffle, a small board book and a square pot holder. In the triangle box (the most pathetic box) I put two slices of plastic pizza. I really can’t think of much more to put in there for a triangle. I was thinking a hanger maybe, but it won’t fit in there. I plan to add more items in the future, as I come across them.

You could use this same concept for colors.