Parents’ Guide Videos

New parents experience a lot of firsts and at times it can be overwhelming. Not to worry; Pathways.org is here to help! We try to make all this information a little easier to find and understand. Our Parents’ Guide videos cover important areas of child development including: Tummy Time, communication, motor skills, feeding, sensory, and play. All these areas of development are important towards building important skills that your child will benefit from and use throughout their whole life.

Tummy Time

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Tummy Time
Parents know to do Tummy Time with baby but do you know why it’s important? Learn why Tummy Time matters and tips for what to do if baby hates Tummy Time.

 

Communication

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Early Communication
Baby’s communication development starts long before they say their first word. Learn how and what parents can do to help develop communication skills.

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Baby Sign Language
Baby sign language has become a common way to communicate and reduce frustration because it allows your little one express their wants and emotions. Try using these signs!

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Vision Development
Do you ever wonder what your baby is seeing? Find out what they can see by age as their vision develops.

 

Feeding

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Starting Solid Foods
Check out these signs to tell if baby is ready for solid foods, plus tips for making starting solids easier.

 

Motor

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Crawling
Worried baby isn’t crawling? These tips can help them reach the 7-9 month milestone of crawling.

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Infant Carriers
Every parent uses containers, such as carriers, car seats, bouncer seats, and strollers, on a daily basis, but did you know you can overuse them? Learn tips to reduce baby’s time in carriers.

 

Sensory

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The 7 Senses
Most people know 5 senses but there are 7! Proprioception (body awareness) and vestibular (balance and movement) are important for sensory development.

 

Play

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Playtime
Play can start as soon as baby is born! Smiling, making faces, and using different voices when talking to a newborn are all ways to play with baby.

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Structured Vs Unstructured Play
What is the difference between structured and unstructured play? Find out and learn why it’s important for your child to have both.

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Stages of Play
Young children develop their social skills through the six stages of play, all of which are important for their development. All of the stages of play involve exploring, being creative, and having fun.