Developmental and Sensory Screening
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension - Gila County and San Carlos Apache Tribe
From birth to age 5, a child experiences more brain development than at any other time in life. The Developmental and Sensory Screening Program, supported by grants from First Things First, provides resources and screening services to help keep your child’s development on track. Contact staff in your area to schedule FREE hearing, vision and developmental milestone screenings for your child (ages 0-5). Virtual options are available for developmental milestone screenings.
Developmental Milestone Activities
Though each child is different, developmental milestones are skills and behaviors most children learn to do by a specific age (0-5 ). The handouts below provide activities to challenge and entertain your young child (ages 0-5). Click each link to download the handout.
- Month Match - Download
- Holiday Spiral Tree - Download
- Count with Turkey Feathers - Download
- Are You a Unicorn or Dragon? - Download
- Trace the Letter "A" - Download
- Find the Acorns - Download
- Capital Letter Match - Download
- Draw Your Emotions - Download
- Fine Motor Skills Dice Game - Download
- Color Your Animals - Download
- What Do You Spy? - Download
Developmental Milestones: Though each child is different, developmental milestones are skills and behaviors most children learn to do by a specific age (0-5). Download Handout
Tummy Time: Playing with your toddler while they lay on their stomach can help strengthen muscles, improve motor skills and prepare your toddler to crawl. Download Handout
Hearing and Vision Screening: Regular hearing and vision screenings can help identify and and address sensory challenges for your child. Download Bookmarks
At-Home Activity Videos
These fun activities work on important developmental skills and are perfect for young children (ages 0-5).
- Make an Emotions Cup - Watch Video
- Make a Paper Cup Launcher - Watch Video
- Challenge Your Ears - Watch Video and download the activity sheet
- Activities to Improve Fine Motors Skills - Watch Video
- Make a Sensory Box - Watch Video
- Serve and Return - Watch Video
- Make a Rice Writing Tray - Watch Video
- Color with Water - Watch Video
- Make a Sensory Bag - Watch Video
Interactive read-aloud sessions that feature books for young children (ages 0-5).
- Online Ages and Stages Tool - This FREE First Things First resource helps families make sure their child is meeting typical developmental milestones. View the tool in Spanish
- Arizona Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines - A detailed resource to help parents, families and other caregivers understand and support development for young children (ages 0-3).
- PBS for Parents - Tips and activities for parents/caregivers to help their child learn and grow.