SmartStart Program Toolbox II is designed to help parents
facilitate thinking and learning in their internationally
adopted children ages 5 to 8. It offers specific activities
that focus on processes that have been found to positively
influence the cognitive development of young children.
Toolbox II is designed with the basic needs and problems
of newly internationally adopted preschool and school
age children in mind. The types of activities are the
same as in the Toolbox I, but the instructions are slightly
modified to accommodate older children with better command
Toolbox II attempts to maintain a link between home and
future school-based learning, promoting bonding between
children and parents through shared family activities.
Dr. C. Lidz and Dr. B. Gindis