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Reading your baby’s cues

View the list and use it as a guide to help you in interpreting your baby’s messages. Baby cues are grouped into two categories: stable cues, which tell you that your baby likes what is happening or that your baby is comfortable and ready for interaction, and stress cues, which tell you that your baby does not like what is happening and is uncomfortable. Read More

Play skills checklist

View the sample play skills checklist, which can be used by parents to monitor their child's performance on basic play skills. The checklist includes three play categories: basic play skills, skills for playing alone, and skills for playing with others. Read More

Behavior chart

View the sample behavior chart which can be used by parents to monitor their child's behavior on a weekly basis. The chart includes spaces for parents to indicate what behavior is being observed, how often the behavior is being observed, and how their child's behavior is changing over time. Read More

Home-care assessment

View the sample assessment, which can be used by parents to monitor their child's mastery of home-care skills and motivation level. The checklist includes seven categories: cleaning, laundry, food preparation, replacing used items, tool use, routine adjustments and maintenence, and nonroutine repairs. Read More

PICCOLO At a Glance

Learn the essential facts about The Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO) with this at-a-glance sheet. Find out the areas assessed, age range of children, sample items and more. Read More