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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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Fine and Gross Motor, Special Needs
What Does a Pediatric Physical Therapist Do?
Learn how to prepare for your child’s first physical therapist appointment so you can feel confident that they are getting the care they need.
How to Encourage Your Baby to Walk
Given a safe space to practice and lots of loving attention, learning to walk comes naturally for most babies.
How to Help Teach Your Baby to Roll Over
Rolling over is a major baby milestone that you can help your baby reach with fun, encouragement, and of course, lots of tummy time.
Developing Sensory Motor Skills in Children
Developing sensory skills in your child helps their cognitive growth and fine motor skills while building physical strength, balance, and coordination.
Does Your Child Lack Personal Space Awareness?
Is your kid constantly touching others or standing too close? Your child may lack personal space awareness. Learn how to help your child grow body awareness.
Reciprocal Conversation Skills and Your Child’s Development
Reciprocal conversation is communication between two people. Problems with these skills can have an effect on every area of a child’s life
Developing Visual Motor Skills in Children
Combined with fine and gross motor skills, visual motor skills help children perform small and large tasks.
12 Fun Hand-Eye Coordination Games for Kids
Encouraging your child to play and explore is one of the best things you can do to improve hand-eye coordination.
Autism, Development, Special Needs
Understanding Cognitive Developmental Delay in Children
Cognitive developmental delays occur when a child’s thinking and reasoning are significantly below the expected average. Learn the signs and best ways to help.
Development, Feeding and Eating
Developing Oral Motor Skills in Children
Oral motor skills develop throughout your child’s first two years of life. Wondering what to expect? Our list of skills by age will help keep you informed.
Stages of Crawling: When and How They Happen
Your baby will learn to crawl in their own way and at their own pace. The crawling style your little one chooses will also influence when they start moving.
How Black and White Images Help Babies Develop
While children's vision develops, you should expose them to black and white imagery with sharp outlines in their everyday environment.
Development, Fine and Gross Motor
Understanding Gross Motor Delay in Children
Receiving a gross motor delay diagnosis may seem overwhelming at first. However, treatments can help your child catch up to their peers.
Asymmetrical Crawling in Babies: Should You Be Concerned?
Let’s take a closer look at asymmetrical crawling in babies and when you should contact a pediatrician or pediatric orthopedic doctor for more advice.
Help! My Baby’s Teeth Are Coming Through In the Wrong Order
Noticing your baby’s teeth coming through in the wrong order can cause concern. Put your mind at ease with facts on your child’s tooth development.
Self Help Skills: Helping Your Child Achieve Independence
Self help skills are behaviors or activities performed by your child which lead to them developing more independence and autonomy.