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Pathways.org is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that promotes early detection and early intervention for children with sensory, communication, and motor delays. Pathways.org is celebrating over 30 years of assuring the best for all babies’ development. Pathways.org is uniquely dedicated to increasing knowledge about the gift of early detection and the benefit of early … Continued

Baby’s First Year Milestone Guide

A helpful guide to keep track of your baby’s development. Baby’s First Year Milestone Guide helps you keep track of your child’s progress throughout their first year of life. Our guide includes: Motor, sensory, communication, and feeding milestones (with pictures) to help you track your baby’s progress 300+ verified tips, activities, and more to help … Continued

Sand Play: Nature’s Etch-a-Sketch

Playing in the sand can be a great opportunity for children to have unstructured play time. Whether shaped into castles, dug, dripped, sifted, or buried, sand can take many different forms, thus offering endless opportunities for fun and learning! Allowing your child to play in the sand by themselves and with others helps them to … Continued

Your Guide to Tummy Time

This Tummy Time course is your child development guide to helping baby hit milestones. Perfect for parents, grandparents, and all caregivers of children under 6 months old.

Massage+ 30, 10, 5 Brochure

Want to try a simple baby massage called Massage+ 30, 10, 5? Based on 35 years of research, this 15 minute massage provides a variety of benefits for premature and full-term babies, including improved feeding habits and reduced hospital stays. Use Pathways.org’s Massage+ 30, 10, 5 Brochure to not only help baby with their development, … Continued

Speech and Language Brochure

As baby’s most important teacher in their early years, parents can help develop their child’s communication skills by providing quality interactions through talking, playing, and reading. Pathways.org’s Speech and Language Development Brochure encourages healthy language development by giving parents a convenient way to track their child’s communication milestones. What’s Inside? Checklist for speech/language milestones and … Continued

Sensory Brochure

Sensory integration happens when the brain uses information obtained from the seven senses (yes, seven!) to “make sense” of the world, by organizing how information is received and responding to it. It’s a crucial exercise that helps to further a child’s development, and now parents and educators can use Pathways.org’s Sensory Integration/Processing Brochure to better … Continued

Executive Function Brochure

Kids develop executive function skills through playtime, social interactions, and every day activities. Parents can facilitate the development of these skills using Pathways.org’s Executive Function Brochure to engage their kids in activities that offer opportunities to practice and foster lifelong learning skills. Help your children improve their executive function skills by developing their ability to … Continued

Social-Emotional Brochure

Social-emotional skills allow children to express themselves appropriately in different environments and around other people. Modeling a positive and healthy relationship in the early years helps to develop a child’s trust and confidence. Learn how to improve a child’s social-emotional skills by using Pathways.org’s Social-Emotional Brochure to help children succeed in life. What’s Inside? Checklist … Continued

Play Brochure

Make the most of playtime! Pathways.org’s Play Brochure covers a range of play-based topics that can be used to help develop a child’s life skills. Play allows children to engage early on with those around them, to develop new skills that promote creativity and independence. It also helps children learn how to problem solve, socialize, … Continued

Activities for Baby Using Everyday Household Items

A huge part of baby’s development is learning through play. Helping baby’s development does not require playing with expensive or complex toys. Everyday objects can be used to entertain baby and build their motor, sensory and communication skills. Using items with a variety of textures, colors, sounds, and patterns are the best way to engage … Continued

Act Like An Animal, 13 Moves to Help Your Child’s Gross Motor Development

Bring the zoo to you! No, we don’t mean you should adopt dozens of wild animals. Instead you can use animals to practice gross motor skills at home. This is great for little ones to use their imaginations and pretend to be animals they have seen in books or even at the zoo. There are … Continued

What Are Hypertonia and Hypotonia?

Hypertonia and Hypotonia are two technical terms to describe issues with muscle tone. Muscles are meant to stretch with our bodies to accomplish everyday tasks. Imagine your muscles are like a rubber band, and when you stretch to touch your toes or pick something up, you’re increasing the tension on the band. Most people experience … Continued

7 Ideas to Encourage Children to Be Thankful: Thinking About Values

Day 5: Thinking About Values Our next tip for creating an attitude of gratitude in your child involves being thoughtful with money. Inviting children to learn about money can be a good idea for teaching practical math skills and complex concepts like buying, selling, and earning. Allowance Debating whether to give your child an allowance? Giving children … Continued

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of recognized and respected leaders in the business and civic community. Their dedicated counsel provides guidance, insight, and accountability as we strive to assure the best for all babies’ development. Chair Shirley Welsh Ryan Shirley Ryan is a nationally recognized advocate for the benefit of early detection and … Continued

Medical Roundtable

Pathways.org activities are based upon the expertise of the Pathways.org Medical Roundtable, comprised of leading physicians, therapists, clinicians, nurse practitioners, and lay advisors. They are sensitive to the medical and emotional needs of infants, children, and their families.

4 to 6 Month Baby – Motor Milestones to Look For

The 4-6 months motor milestones video provides parents and caregivers 6 examples of motor milestones baby should reach by 6 months old. Each video clip shows how baby should be moving and what parents and caregivers should watch for. By 6 months, baby is becoming stronger. They can support them self while sitting to look … Continued