Great Start Collaborative Oakland County is kicking off its annual Free Book February promotion to encourage families to participate in developmental screenings for their children.
Oakland County residents with a child between ages 0-5 years old can fill out a Brookes Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Great Start Collaborative will mail back the results with a free children’s book. This promotion will last throughout the month of February and is a great way to inspire the love of reading in children.
The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) is a quick, 10-minute screening tool that looks at five areas of child development: communication, fine motor, gross motor, problem solving and personal social. This is a great way to see if a child is developmentally on track.
Oakland County is the largest provider in developmental screenings for Help Me Grow in the United States.
For information about the ASQ-3 or general parenting questions, call Great Start Collaborative Oakland County at 844.456.5437 or visit https://www.greatstartoakland.org/family-resources/help-me-grow .