Easy-to-use guide filled with activities and play ideas for every stage of a child's development up to the age of five. Covers a wide range of topics including painting and drawing, music, make-believe, books and stories, letters and numbers, food and cooking and active play. Offers advice on TV-watching and young children and computers, and on trips, travelling and celebrations. Each topic includes parenting advice and tips to help make the activities successful. With internet links to useful websites and downloadable pictures and flashcards and simple online activities.