There are many types of pretend play, and the structure and learning behind them change throughout the early childhood years.
From the time they are in the crib, boys and girls demonstrate differences in their learning styles. Discover these differences in learning styles and how to identify your own child’s preferred style of learning.
They grow up so fast! Here are several key areas of infant learning, broken down to help you understand your child's amazing development process.
While it is uncertain whether listening to Mozart will increase your child’s IQ, early exposure and active involvement with music will increase your child’s musical intelligence. Here are some tips for fostering your child’s musical intelligence.
The early wiring of your baby’s brain sets the stage for future development. Here are some tips to enrich your child's early experiences.
Rules about behavior and civility are both written and unwritten—and abiding by them is essential to success.
Use these criteria to help select a good toy for your child.
Help your child practice life skills so that she learns to take care of herself.
Children of all ages can benefit from soothing music.
From walking and talking to problem solving and pretend play, your child is experiencing the world in a brand new way. His constant exploration and discovery is preparing him for preschool and beyond.
It might look like a whole lot of silliness, but what's going on in your toddler's developing brain as she goofs off is more than child's play.
Creative children aren't just good artists--they're good writers, problem solvers and thinkers.
What are motor skills? You might hear about the development of fine and gross motor skills while in the pediatrician’s office, in a parenting magazine or baby development book. What exactly are they?
Plan a stress-free play date with these helpful tips.
Between 18 and 30 months, children should be able to communicate feelings and engage in emotional interaction. Understand the heart’s connection to a child’s emotional and intellectual well-being.
Set your child up for success with daily reading habits that will last a lifetime.
How do you read to a squirmy toddler? LeapFrog Reading Expert Dr. Carolyn Jaynes has help for parents of toddlers who won’t sit still!
Literacy skills start long before a child learns the ABCs. From day one, children are developing communication skills that will allow them to both comprehend and convey words and ideas.
Use these tips to create early literacy experiences for your child that will contribute to his success in kindergarten and beyond.
Reading to your baby introduces her to new words and conveys the importance of books and literacy. Get the most out of reading with your child with these tips.
Early literacy opportunities at home encourage reading readiness. Use these tips to help your child develop the prereading skills that will prepare him for kindergarten.
Learning to read is one of the most important skills your child needs for school and life success. Start at home, now, to encourage growth.
Becoming a life-long reader involves far more than knowing the ABCs. It begins with children becoming sensitized to the sounds of language. The more sounds a child hears, the more words, with all their sounds, he’ll learn to say and eventually read.
Think kids learn to read in kindergarten? Think again. Reading skills begin the moment you start talking to your baby, and continue for life.
A father’s involvement in his daughter’s life has been shown to increase her interest in math and sciences. Find out more about the influence of the father-daughter connection.
Cooking is a fun and practical learning activity for children. When you cook with your child, you can talk about family traditions and expose your child to new foods and flavors. Use these tips to ensure a positive experience for you and your child.
Even if you don't speak a second language, you can provide early exposure to language with bilingual toys, books and lullabies. When should you introduce a new language? The earlier the better. Your bambino is listening!
Read the ABCs! Don’t worry if your toddler doesn’t yet recognize the letters in his alphabet book. Letters are just one of several symbol systems your child is beginning to notice. Encourage this awareness by pointing out the letters in your child's name. Point out letters everywhere—on cereal boxes, on signs and on blocks.
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