Books, Balls, and Blocks (BBB) events are exciting, fun, and a perfect way to engage parents, children, and the community in play, identifying any young children with developmental concerns, and connecting those children to local resources. As children engage in games and activities at different stations, parents learn how these interactions help stimulate their child’s development by completing an Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3). The ASQ-3 is reliable, valid, cost-effective, easy to use, and intended to screen children for developmental delays in the first 5 years of life.
Once the ASQ-3 is completed and scored, parents will receive a follow-up from the care coordinator to learn if his or her child’s development 1) appears on schedule, 2) needs to be monitored and provided learning activities, or 3) requires further assessment with a professional. Parents will be given resources concerning their child’s development and fun activities that they can do with their child.
If you are interested in hosting a Books, Balls and Blocks event, please contact Program Manager, Hortensia Lozano at HLozano@JCSFL.org or 305-740-8998 ext. 612