Family Resources

In our continued effort to keep babies safe, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), is warning parents and caregivers that electric line cords on baby audio and video monitors can present a strangulation hazard to infants and young children when placed within a child’s reach.

The MSU Museum has a program designed to allow 2 to 5 year olds an opportunity to explore the science and culture the museum has to offer.  The program is a collaborative effort between the MSU Museum Education Team and the MSU Child Development Laboratories.  More info is at:

Meaningful Play

Playing outdoors

12 Ways to Support Language Development for Infants and Toddlers

13 Things Babies Learn When We Read with Them

Support Writing at Home

Families always wonder what to get their children.  At the CDL, as a play based center, we emphasize the value of open ended materials.  Ideas at: