Archive for 'Development'

Bilingual Speech Development

Bilingual Speech Development

The optimum age for children to learn a second language. Bilingual Speech Today many parents recognize the value of their children learning another language.  It opens kids up to other cultures, enhances many of their academic [...]

First Words

First Words

The connection between hearing and learning to speak. First Words As there’s a big connection between hearing and language development, knowing the signs of hearing impairment is important. Infants who are hearing impaired might not startle [...]

Language Development

Language Development

How parents can play a big role in the development of their child’s language. Language Development Just when a child will utter his or her first word is hard to say. Most experts agree that first [...]

Babies and TV

Babies and TV

How screen time hurts infants developing minds. Babies and TV It’s getting more and more difficult to prevent children from engaging in screen time.  After all those little tablets, with their touch screens can be lifesavers [...]

Brain Structure of Infants Predicts Early Language Skills

Brain Structure of Infants Predicts Early Language Skills

A University of Washington study has found that infant brain structure can help predict children’s language ability at one year of age. By using brain imaging, researchers are better able to understand how infants’ early brain [...]

Alcohol During Pregnancy

Alcohol During Pregnancy

Why it’s imperative you pass on alcohol when pregnant. Alcohol and Pregnancy There was a time when women were told that having the occasional glass of wine during pregnancy was okay.  Not so anymore.  Now it’s [...]

Why Teddy Bears Help Babies Sleep

Why Teddy Bears Help Babies Sleep

Your child’s blanket or teddy bear may be the ticket to a good night rest for your child, and for yourself! Although by six months of age most babies are capable of sleeping a solid eight [...]

Toxins in Utero

Toxins in Utero

How many toxins are babies exposed to while in the womb? Toxins in Utero By now, we’re well aware that smoking and drinking during pregnancy are real no-no’s.  And because of mercury, avoiding a lot of [...]

Toxins in Utero

Toxins in Utero

How many toxins are babies exposed to while in the womb? Toxins in Utero By now, we’re well aware that smoking and drinking during pregnancy are real no-no’s.  And because of mercury, avoiding a lot of [...]

Toddlers & First Steps

Toddlers & First Steps

Stepping up to the plate.   Toddlers and First steps Walking is a milestone that every parent relishes.  It’s also a milestone that occurs on different timetables for different kids, says Ann Douglas, author of The Mother [...]