Baby’s development: 7 – 12 months

Child Development 7 – 12 months Hello world!  The second half of your baby’s first year is all about exploring and her increasing mobility helps her to do exactly that.  Let’s look at some of the developmental milestones you can expect to see at this age.  Remember however that these are merely guidelines and that […]

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Baby’s development: 0-6 months

Your baby’s development: 0 -6 months   At first glance one might not note much difference between a new born baby and a 6-month old baby, but you’ll never guess how much development has taken place in this short space of time!   Here are some of the developmental milestones you can expect to see […]

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Imaginary Friends

Get a little creeped out when you hear your child having a conversation with thin air?  Experts once believed that having an imaginary friend was a sign that something was wrong in a child’s life.  They hypothesized that children who dreamed up imaginary friends were isolated, socially incompetent or lonely.  Yet, it seems that the […]

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The benefits of imaginative play for children

I have always been fascinated by children’s imaginative play and love watching them totally live themselves into the moment, seemingly oblivious of their ordinary, everyday surroundings. Beside the hours of fun that imaginary play provides, researchers have also found that it has several developmental benefits: * Children automatically engage in problem solving during imaginative play, they […]

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