Development

Learn how to support your baby as they grow and develop through milestones, including gross motor and fine motor development as well as communication skills.

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Development

Pediatric Feeding Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

Is your child a picky eater? If you’re concerned about your child’s eating habits, pediatric therapy can help with eating difficulties and find the underlying cause.

A mother and child looking picture books together at the library.

Development

9 Social-Emotional Activities for Preschoolers

Social-emotional activities for preschoolers are vital in helping them maintain relationships, control their behavior, and manage their feelings.

Three little children play with colorful rainbow pyramid toy.

Development

Infant vs Toddler vs Preschooler: What’s the Cutoff Age?

Often referred to as one and the same, the differences between infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are huge! Learn the major distinctions you need to know right here!

Preschool boy and girl playing on floor with educational block toys.

Development

5 Sensational STEM Activities for Toddlers

STEM activities are important for toddlers, but don’t panic! They already do a ton of STEM learning through everyday play.

Happy school children raised hands in class.

Development

Receptive vs Expressive Language: What’s the Difference?

Help your child succeed by understanding the difference between receptive language and expressive language! Early intervention is key to effective communication.

Toddler girl walking from dad to mothers arms in sitting room.

Development

What Is Joint Attention & Why Is It Important?

The ability to respond and initiate joint attention is necessary for developing relationships. Learn strategies to foster joint attention for your child.

Portrait infant baby girl is sucking fingers.

Development

Help! Why Does My Baby Keep Sucking on Their Hand?

It's completely normal for babies to suck on their hand or thumb. Find out why your baby keeps sucking on their hand and what you can do about it.

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Development

11 Language Activities for Preschoolers

Adequate language skills are crucial for a child’s success in life. Use these simple language activities for preschoolers to help your child succeed!

Happy child girl playing and jumping on couch at home.

Development, Parenting

Jumping for Kids: Activities, Toys & Milestones

Wondering if your child is on track with their jumping milestones? Learn the value of jumping and how you can help your child improve this foundational skill.

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Development

The 6 Stages of Play & How They Contribute to Development

Play isn’t just fun for your child. Children go through several stages of play that are each an important part of early childhood development.

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Development

5 Motor Planning Activities for Skill Development

Is your child uncoordinated or slow to learn new motor skills? Discover how motor planning affects your child’s development and what you can do to improve it!

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Development, Fine and Gross Motor

10 Pincer Grasp Activities and Toys for Your Baby

What is the pincer grasp and when does it develop? Find out what it is, when you’ll see it, and how you can help your child develop this fine motor...

Adorable baby boy playing with a colorful ball and toy car during a tummy time.

Crawling

Baby Hates Tummy Time? Try These Alternatives Instead!

If your baby hates tummy time, there’s hope! These 5 alternatives will keep your baby smiling while on their belly.

Happy baby boy climbing the backyard stairs.

Development

Gross Motor Milestones for Typically-Developing Children

Understanding gross motor milestones for typically-developing children can help to determine if your child’s development is on track.

Two Mothers Meeting For Play Date With Babies At Home In Loft Apartment.

Development

11 Fine Motor Activity Ideas for Infants and Toddlers

Is your child struggling to play with toys and use small objects? Read on to learn about fine motor activities for your infant or toddler!

Asian Chinese little sister playing ukele.

Development

Social-Emotional Activities for Toddlers

Learn about social-emotional activities that will help your toddler develop the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in early childhood and beyond.

Japanese girl playing with soccer ball.

Development

Crossing the Midline Activities & Exercises for Your Child

The ability to cross our hands or feet over the midline of our bodies is important for many skills. Learn activities to help your child cross the midline with ease!

Communication skills

Development

What Are “Baby Leaps” and Are They Real?

We decode the baby leaps of the popular Wonder Weeks book to see if this theory might help you and your baby get through those fussy times.

Adorable baby girl eating from fork vegetables and pasta.

Development

Toddler Growth Spurts: When and What to Expect

Toddler growth spurts occur between one and three years of age. While not as dramatic as some other stages, there’s still a lot going on for your toddler.

A little boy playing with pom poms and bottles in a fine motor game.

Development, Fine and Gross Motor

13 Easy DIY Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Toddlers are constantly exploring the world through their hands and many simple activities can encourage fine motor development in preschoolers.

Mother with daughter sculpting dumplings in kitchen.

Development

Sequential Reasoning Skills and Your Child’s Development

Does your child struggle with step-by-step instructions? Find out if your child struggles with sequential reasoning skills and ways you can help improve it.

A visually impaired baby boy in PT reaches for a toy.

Development, Visual Impairment

Development Charts for Blind and Visually Impaired Babies and Children

Blind children may have delayed development in several key areas. These development charts outline milestones for visually impaired babies.

blind baby crawling

Crawling, Visual Impairment

When does a blind baby start crawling?

When does a blind baby usually start to crawl? When should I start to be worried that there is another issue besides blindness?

Boy trying to solve math equations in front of blackboard.

Autism, Development

What Is Fluid Reasoning and Why Is It Important?

If a child struggles to learn new ways to do things, it may be a problem with fluid reasoning. Learn about fluid reasoning, its importance, and ways to improve it.