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Sensory Development Activities for 7-9 Month Old Babies

Activities for your 7-9 month old to promote their sensory development: Touch – give different textured toys to play with Hearing – read picture books to help baby connect words to images Smell – provide baby with a new smell to see if they like it Taste – introduce new foods gradually and watch for … Continued

Sensory Development Activities for 4-6 Month Old Babies

Activities for your 4-6 month old to promote their sensory development: Touch – provide a variety of textured toys and surfaces Hearing – talk to baby frequently and narrate your day Smell – make positive connections between scents and experiences Taste – when baby is ready for purees, try a new food Vision – incorporate … Continued

Sensory Development Activities for 0-3 Month Old Babies

Activities for your 0-3 month old to promote their sensory development: Touch – give skin to skin contact Hearing – talk in silly voices Smell – use different scented, baby-safe lotions Vision – use high contrast toys, e.g. black, white, or red bold patterns Movement – carry and play with baby in different positions Body … Continued

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From Baby’s First Steps to Walking on Their Own

Your Walking Questions, Answered Walking is an important marker of healthy development for your baby—and an exciting new way for them to explore! Not only is it essential for physical development, but it gives your child independence and access to new environments. So let’s get moving! Here are some of your most common walking questions, … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 6 Months

Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know doing Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones. But how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Baby should be continuing to spend … Continued

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We’re sorry. Our Baby’s First Year Milestone Guide is temporarily unavailable. Please check back or join our email list to receive updates from Pathways.org, including when guides come back into stock. In the meantime, we’re still here to provide free, trusted resources. You can find all of our milestones here at Pathways.org. Get playing using … Continued

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Tummy Time Abilities at 5 Months

Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know doing Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones. But how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Don’t forget: baby should be continuing … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 4 Months

Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know doing Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones. But how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Don’t forget: baby should be continuing … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 3 Months

Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know doing Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones. But how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Don’t forget: baby should be continuing … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 2 Months

Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know doing Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones. But how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Use time on the floor to … Continued

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Sensory Activities!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a day of luck, leprechauns, and everything green. So why not celebrate through the senses? Did you know there are seven senses? Sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, vestibular (balance and movement), proprioception (body awareness) Learn more about them in the Parent’s Guide. Here are sensory experiences for each of the … Continued

5 Ways Spring Cleaning Can Help Your Child’s Development

It’s spring, and for many that means time to clean! Cleaning doesn’t need to be an adults-only task; there can be many benefits to getting your child involved, too! So grab an extra set of supplies, and learn more about how cleaning can help their development. Cleaning helps your child to: Practice gross motor skills … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 1 Month

Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know doing Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones. But at this age you shouldn’t expect them to be pushing up with straight arms. So how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time? Use these abilities to … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 2 Weeks

2 Weeks: Tummy Time can begin as soon as baby gets home from the hospital. Tummy to Tummy, Tummy Down Carry, and Lap Soothe are all positions that can be used in addition to Tummy Time on the floor. These positions help baby get used to Tummy Time but baby should be working towards Tummy … Continued

Parents’ Guide to Screen Time for Kids

It’s hard to keep screens away from your little one. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children have no screen time during the first 18 months. While screens aren’t recommended for toddlers, they don’t have to be cut out altogether. An overuse of screens can cause issues with fitness, motor abilities, speech and … Continued

19-24 Meses Lista de Comprobación de Hitos Comunicación

Hacia los 21 Meses: Utiliza al menos 50 palabras Imita constantemente nuevas palabras Nombra objetos e imágenes Comprende pronombres simples (yo, tú, mi) Entiende nuevas palabras rápidamente Identifica 3-5 partes del cuerpo cuando se nombran Hacia los 24 Meses: Utiliza gestos y palabras en los juegos de simulación Comienza a utilizar frases de 2 palabras … Continued

19-24 Month Communication Milestones

See the communication milestones baby should be reaching by 2 years old. There is a clip of each milestone so you can see the different communication milestones for baby. By 21 Months: Uses at least 50 words Consistently imitates new words Names objects and pictures Understands simple pronouns (me, you, my) Identifies 3-5 body parts … Continued

Why Baby’s Sense of Smell is Important

What’s in a Scent? They say the nose knows. That couldn’t be truer for your newborn. Their sense of smell is not just incredibly strong, but it helps them learn about people and places, and guides the development of their other senses. Their noses may be tiny (and adorable!), but they are quite powerful! Learn … Continued

Games for Your 26 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Household Hub-Bub: Use household items like squeeze toys or newspapers to make different noises for baby. Repeat sounds at different volumes and in different orders to keep them interested. Then give them the items and help them make sounds. Helps baby develop motor and listening skills. Floor Explorer: Create a safe place on the floor … Continued

Games for Your 25 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Sit Up Straight: Support baby’s back to help them sit up. Look at a book with baby in this position. Helps them strengthen muscles needed to sit up on his own. Make this more fun for baby by using funny noises while you read. Helps baby develop strength. Pureed Food: Try introducing new pureed foods … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Car Seat Safety

Car Safety Tips That May Surprise You Many parents know the car safety basics, but there’s so much involved in making sure your child is riding safely. Rear-facing car seats are not just for infants The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends having children ride rear-facing until they reach the maximum height or weight allowed by … Continued

Games for Your 24 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Winding Up: Play with toys that move. All curious babies love a jack in the box or a wind-up toy that makes repetitive movements. Helps baby develop visual skills. Break Out the Board Books: Baby loves the sound of your voice while you read and the colors and shapes in books. Mix it up by … Continued

Games for Your 23 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Taking the Spotlight: Baby should recognize familiar caregivers, try to get their attention, and engage with them. During calm moments, walk back and forth slowly past baby then smile and talk to baby if they try to get your attention. Helps baby learn to communicate with you by making sounds and using gestures. Sit On … Continued