Education & play
There was a time in your life when you didn't understand the idea of intentions. Babies aren't born with this insight, they have to learn it.
Child development experts have warned against the Your Baby Can Read! education program of video, flashcards and pop-up books.
Babies may have memory and consciousness as early as five months old, study finds.
Baby laughs are intoxicating, but how do they know something is funny? How do they even know what funny is?
No one has worse manners than babies. They will not stop with the staring.
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Parenthood in early infancy is equal parts tedium and astonishment. The trick is telling the two apart.
Plunket has begun testing new software that will create electronic health records for a quarter of a million babies and toddlers.
Little Vic is happy to occupy himself with pegs, water bottles, washing baskets, plastic containers, wooden spoons, straws, the dog's bed, hairbrushes and shoelaces...
Waking up on Christmas morning with a child in the house is an entirely different experience to what I’m used to.
I've already told you that I love Christmas (read: am completely bonkers about it) so getting a photo of Victor with Santa was a given.
Occupational therapist Lynsey Taylor uses song and dance to help babies hone balance, perception, and minor and gross motor movement skills.
Your baby's first word is a big milestone - along with those first shaky steps, it's a sign that he or she is becoming independent and entering the next phase of life.
Research shows books and educational toys can make a child smarter, but they also influence how the brain grows.
Babies learn about the world and develop vital skills through interaction and play. You want to choose toys that are going to stimulate them mentally, physically, emotionally and socially. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Babies are all very different but they are strongly influenced by the environment, daily activities and routines.
Playing helps make bath time a fun experience - just be prepared to get splashed.
Both structured and free play have a positive impact on your baby's growth and wellbeing, and time should be allotted for both types of play each day. Here are some simple ideas for you to try at home.
Playing and interacting with your baby helps their developments - both physical and emotional.
As your baby transitions to a toddler, he will be enjoying toys which stimulate his desire to move and communicate. Here are a few suggestions.
It seems we give our children less chances to play, to climb, to do some rough and tumble. We are often too careful and don’t give children enough time to practice these skills
Your baby is integrating everything she has learned so far by seven to nine months of age, here are some great tips on using these new skills while playing.
Are we obsessed with educating our children? Do we really believe that a child should be subjected to formal learning during as many waking hours as possible?
Babies learn to talk during the first two years of their life. By 10 to 14 months babies usually speak their first word but they can learn to use sign language from a much younger age.
Given a choice between raw broccoli and a salty cracker, 18-month-old children will invariably choose the tastiest: the biscuit.
Parents of infants and toddlers should limit the time their children spend in front of televisions, computers, self-described educational games and even grown-up shows playing in the background.
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