From the very first moments an infant is born, she is on an amazing journey of learning and discovery. While no two children ever hit standard milestones at the exact same time, a general understanding of infant development helps parents and caregivers understand what new accomplishment lies ahead, and how to encourage learning in curious and growing babies from birth to 12 months. Discover dos and don’ts other parents and early education providers pay attention to, as well as tips, recommendations, opinions and strategies for helping the infant in your life thrive, grow and learn.
Foundations of Cognitive Development in Infants Research has identified specific areas of cognitive development that support infants’ interaction with their environment through sensorimotor processes and their natural curiosity to learn about how the world works around them.
Cooing to Communication: Speech Development in Young Children In just a few short years, cooing and babbling infants become preschoolers with large vocabularies and the ability to speak clearly and intelligently on a number of different topics. How does all this happen? What kinds of activities can help facilitate these developments? Read on for ideas!
Development in Children Born Prematurely: Are There Delays? When a child is born before 37 weeks of gestation, she is considered a premature infant, or “preemie." Since the child was born before full gestation, her nervous system and muscles are not fully developed. As a result, some premature children can have developmental delays.
Creative Interaction With Your 8-Month-Old Child When your baby is less than a year old, the toys and games they play will help them with their development. Learning which games will help your baby along the right path is every parent's wish. Here are some great suggestions to get your little one on his or her journey.