Toddlers Under 3

Below are some supporting resources for PLT’s Trees & Me activity guide for exploring nature with infants and toddlers. 

To get the guide, purchase Trees & Me at and/or attend a professional development training in your state.


For information on teaching and exploring nature with babies and toddlers under three years old:



Early Learning by the organization Zero to Three provides a variety of resources on teaching and learning with babies and toddlers, including early math and science; early literacy, language and communication; play; and social skills.



The Kids Are in Charge: Children Guiding the Curriculum is the first in a series of Infant/Toddler Teacher Time videos by the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center about teaching babies and toddlers.



Spending Time Outdoors Matters for Infants and Toddlers, a video from National Head Start on the value of outside learning for children under 3.



How Playing in Nature Helps Your Child’s Development from provides information about the benefits of playing outside and identifies developmental milestones for different ages children, including toddlers.



Play&Learn offers expert-reviewed games and activities that are appropriate for three age groups: toddler, preschool, and kindergarten. Games and activities are provided for four developmental domains: Thinking & Learning, Social & Emotional, Movement, and Language.