Harvard University Center on the Developing Child: Activities Guide Enhancing & Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence

Executive function and self regulation (EF/SR) skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren’t born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice.

The 16-page guide available for download on website, describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various components of EF/SR in children.

Each chapter of the guide contains activities suitable for a different age group, from infants to teenagers. The guide may be downloaded in its entirety (which includes the introduction and references) or in discrete sections geared to specific age groups.