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Parents’ Guide to Burping Baby

Burping baby is an important part of their early digestion and feeding development. Many parents have burping questions—how long should baby be burped for? What does typical burping look like? And are their different ways to burp baby? Watch for answers to all these questions! Want to learn more about burping baby? Check out our … Continued

Parents’ Guide to How to Swaddle Baby

Baby’s sleep is so important for their development. In their first few months, baby may like to be swaddled to help calm and comfort them as they prepare to sleep. Swaddling can be tricky, so we show parents make a snug and safe swaddle for their little one. Watch to learn more about the benefits … Continued

Parents’ Guide to Limiting Kids’ Screen Time

It may seem like screens are the main way to play these days, but there are so many benefits to activities that don’t require screens! When you child takes part in screen-free activities, they can help to develop their sensory, play, communication, social-emotional, and motor skills. Looking for some screen-free activity inspiration? Check out some … Continued

Parents’ Guide to the Importance of Baby Reaching Hands to Feet

Do you notice when baby is on their back, they’re reaching for their feet? While it might seem like just a really cute way to play, this is actually an important motor milestone that your baby is reaching! Known sometimes as “finding their feet,” baby reaches hands to feet to get familiar with their body … Continued

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids That Can Be Done At Home

Thanksgiving is known as the holiday when we gather around the table with family from near and far, express our gratitude, and eat a great meal. This year, Thanksgiving may look a little different, but it can still be a memorable and special day, particularly for your little ones. So how can you still make … Continued

Prematurity and “Corrected Age”: What Does it Mean?

Have you heard of “corrected age” or “adjusting for prematurity”? If you have a premature baby, you may see this on websites and content about infant development, including our own Pathways.org brochures and checklists. You may also notice that your premature baby is behind in meeting some of their milestones based on their actual age. … Continued

Parents’ Guide to Developing Social-Emotional Skills

Happy, sad, angry, excited—no matter the emotion, your child uses their social-emotional skills to express it. Social-emotional skills are not only important to show and control emotions, but also to understand the emotions of others and connect with them. They are the building blocks of our relationships with others. Watch to learn more about what … Continued

Celebrating the Holidays from a Distance

The holidays are typically a time when families from near and far come together to celebrate. This year may look a little different, and you may be concerned about the impact this will have on your child. After all, many treasured childhood memories are made during the holidays! But you can still have fun and … Continued

Games for Your 39 Week Old Baby | 7-9 Month Games

Pat-A-Cake: Play “Pat-A-Cake” with baby. First hold their hands to show the movements, then let them do it on their own. Helps baby learn to clap their hands. Rise to Stand: Hold baby’s hands while they’re sitting on the floor and slowly raise them to standing. Let them stand this way for 8 to 10 … Continued

Teach Your Child About Giving with These Fun Activities

The holidays are a time of giving thanks, giving gifts, and giving back. When children learn about the value of giving back at a young age, it becomes an important part of their lives. So here are some engaging and family-friendly activities to introduce your child to the art of giving to others! Donate old … Continued

Games for Your 38 Week Old Baby | 7-9 Month Games

Tray Time: Place pureed foods, like applesauce or yogurt, on baby’s tray and encourage play with a spoon. Helps baby develop feeding skills. Textures and Temps: Allow baby to experiment with textures and temperatures. Textured toys, like teething rings or a wet washcloth that is close to frozen are fun for baby to experience. Helps … Continued

Games for Your 37 Week Old Baby | 7-9 Month Games

Story Time: Describe your actions throughout the day as you dress, feed, and bathe baby. Helps baby develop listening and communication skills. Music Time: Give a toy musical instrument to baby and show her how to use it. They will enjoy learning how to make different sounds. Try forming a family band and making music … Continued

Try These Games and Activities at the Dinner Table

We know that family meals can be a great time to strengthen bonds, improve communication skills, and learn about healthy eating habits together. Here are some dinner table games and activities that your family can do to make dinnertime even more special! Make a conversation jar. At the beginning of the week, have each family … Continued

Games for Your 36 Week Old Baby | 7-9 Month Games

Phone Talk: Play with a pretend phone; talk into phone as you would a regular call, then offer it to baby to do the same. Helps baby develop listening and communication skills while learning about the objects around the house. Tray Top Reach: Place new and safe foods within reach on baby’s tray so they … Continued

Can Music Help with Baby’s Brain Development?

Can Music Help with Baby’s Brain Development? Baby’s brain is constantly developing and making new neural connections. So many things around them can have a positive impact on their development—including, as some researchers believe, music! So, why is music so impactful? We know that music engages many regions of the brain at once. It is … Continued

Games for Your 35 Week Old Baby | 7-9 Month Games

Baby-Proofing: As baby gains better control of movement, be sure to baby-proof your home. Keep breakable objects out of baby’s reach and place safety locks on appliances. Helps keep baby safe while they explore and gain independence. Toy Stacking: Baby is becoming more interested in how things work. Now is a great time to introduce … Continued

Understanding How Your Baby’s Brain Develops

Just like their bodies, a child’s brain is constantly growing and developing! In fact, the first year of a child’s life is one of the busiest periods of brain development. The brain produces more than a million neural connections each second during this time as it develops rapidly. Neural connections are key to helping children … Continued

At-Home Halloween Activities to Make This Holiday Extra Fun!

Here are some ways to celebrate Halloween at home, while still helping your child’s development! Motor Activities Make a Halloween sock puppet: Using sock and art supplies such as paint, buttons, glitter and glue, make sock puppets of Halloween characters like jack-o-lanterns, Frankenstein, ghosts or witches! Crafts like this help with fine motor skills. Always … Continued

Games for Your 34 Week Old Baby | 7-9 Month Games

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Use a mirror to practice silly faces and sounds with baby, e.g. kissing faces. Use a variety of facial expressions while you talk. Be silly! Baby will laugh and respond by trying to imitate you. Helps baby to practice making new language sounds. Raining in the Bath: Punch holes in the … Continued

Understanding Neuroplasticity: How Your Child’s Brain Learns and Develops

You may have heard before that what your child learns as a baby creates the foundation for their future. You also may be wondering, how is that possible? If my baby or young child won’t be able to remember this time of their life, how will it “set the stage” for the years to come? … Continued