Infant Development Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Feelings: Does my baby really understand?

    Feelings: Does my baby really understand?

    With each child I’ve learned a little more about parenting than I knew before, I guess they refer to that as earning your stripes. Sometimes your first child gets a little more attention just by the sheer one on one interaction they are blessed with and moms often report feeling guilty when they’re just not […]

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  • Water Play is the Easy Way!

    Water Play is the Easy Way!

    Children and water, it’s just a natural fit. Summer has ended and I’m thinking about how much the kids enjoyed various water play activities from filling up the water table, playing on the slip n’ slide, turning on the sprinkler, going to the pool, and splashing around at our favorite theme park, Legoland CA a […]

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  • Nourishment Doesn’t Only Come in the Form of Food

    Nourishment Doesn’t Only Come in the Form of Food

    Although when we think about the word nourishment we think of food, it is really about one’s entire well-being. Here is one online definition “The substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.”

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  • Staying off the Slippery Slope to WALL-E

    Staying off the Slippery Slope to WALL-E

    If you haven’t seen the movie “WALL-E”, you should. Not just because the robot hero (named WALL-E) is wonderful, but also because the movie is a great cautionary tale. The movie takes place in the future. Mankind has polluted earth so badly that it is uninhabitable. Everyone took off in a spaceship that now roams […]

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  • Learning Begins At Birth

    Learning Begins At Birth

    If you have ever visited a parenting message board, you’ll be familiar with these questions:

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  • Discoloration of Teeth

    Discoloration of Teeth

    I have an 11month old. Her top teeth are coming in and it looks like they have a dark spot. What is that?

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  • Babies' Social Insight

    Babies’ Social Insight

    Young babies notice and assess the actions of those around them and use this to decide who they want as play partners, according to groundbreaking research described in the November 22, 2007 Nature. They learn to read people long before they learn how to talk.

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  • Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 5

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 5

    The Parent Detective As parents, you get to be detectives, solving the ever-changing mystery of what will make your baby smile. And the clues you unearth are also the best clues to the developmental tasks that are important for your baby  to learn next. Children tend to be most excited about skills they are on […]

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  • Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 4

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 4

    The Poet The poet’s journey is the story of learning to observe and describe one’s experience of the world. Great poets are first great listeners. There are two sides of the language coin: understanding and speech . The two develop in tandem, but understanding, or receptive language, leads the way at each stage.

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  • Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 3

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 3

    The Scholar The scholar’s story is one of emotional and intellectual growth. Behind the scenes, your baby is gaining, not just strength and coordination, but a deep understanding of the way things work. While babies  are learning to sit, for instance, they also learn to intuitively judge the speed of an approaching object, factor in […]

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