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Infant Development: Alignment, Core, and Motor (IDACM) – 101

Title: Infant Development: Alignment, Core, and Motor (IDACM) – 101: Typical Assessment at 1, 2, 3, and 4 Months of Age Description: This online course is meant to help early intervention specialists gain a deeper understanding of typical motor development at 1, 2, 3, and 4 months of age. In each age, you will see … Continued

Communication Development Activities for 10-12 Month Old Babies

Are there communication games or activities that you can play with a 10-12 month old to help develop their communication skills? Yes! Check out these fun communication activities to help with 1 year old speech milestones! Language development at 12 months is an exciting time! At this age, you will see baby producing 1-2 words … Continued

Communication Development Activities for 7-9 Month Old Babies

Are there communication games or activities that you can play with a 7-9 month old to help develop their communication skills? Yes! Check out these fun communication activities to help with 7-9 month old communication skills. At 7-9 months, you will see baby producing various sounds and recognizing their name. Use these tips to help … Continued

Communication Development Activities for 4-6 Month Old Babies

Are there communication games or activities that you can play with a 4-6 month old to help develop their communication skills? Yes! Check out these fun communication activities to help with 4-6 month old language development. At 4-6 months, you will see baby babbling and laughing. Use these tips to help develop baby’s skills: Read … Continued

Communication Development Activities for 0-3 Month Old Babies

Are there communication games or activities that you can play with a 0-3 month old to help develop their communication skills? Yes! Check out these fun newborn communication activities. At 0-3 months, you will see baby cooing and smiling. Use these tips to help develop baby’s communication skills: Talk to baby using a high pitch, … Continued

Parents’ Guide to Sibling Play

There are so many fun games to play with siblings, but how can you get siblings playing together in the first place? Watch to learn about the benefits of playing together, as well as ways to encourage sibling play. To learn more about sibling play in our blog post, including suggested activities and fun games … Continued

130+ Fun Activities for Kids to do at Home

While your family may be spending a lot more time at home these days, your child can still stay energized and on track with their development through engaging activities. Here are more than 130 fun games and activities to keep your little one busy! While some of these activities may be seasonal (such as Valentine’s … Continued

Communication Development Tip: Serve and Return

Have you heard of a communication tip called “serve and return”? Even if you haven’t, serve and return is a simple technique you may already be doing! Serve and return is an important exercise that impacts brain development. Here’s how it works: Baby does something (this is the “serve”) You respond (This is the “return”) … Continued

Parents’ Guide to Baby’s Sense of Smell

Smell is one of baby’s strongest senses—and begins developing before they’re born! As an infant, a strong sense of smell helps with the development of the other senses. Smell also helps baby learn about people and places—they may recognize you by your scent! Learn more about baby’s sense of smell is our blog post, Why … Continued

How to Get Siblings Playing Together at Home

For those who have brothers or sisters, or have watched your children play with their siblings, you know sibling relationships are unlike any other! About 4 in 5 children grow up with at least one sibling, and most likely spend more time around siblings than their peers. This time together can help in forming a … Continued

Sensory Development Activities for 10-12 Month Old Babies

Activities for your 10-12 month old to promote their sensory development: Touch – introduce new textures through food, toys and clothes Hearing – describe you actions as you dress, feed, and bathe baby Smell & Taste – put baby in a highchair while you’re cooking Vision – point out objects while you talk Movement – … Continued

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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Donate today and help babies and parents in need! You can also give by mail by sending checks payable to Pathways.org to: Pathways.org 355 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611 Did you know? For every $25 you give, you can receive a Baby’s First Year Milestone Guide and also provide childhood development resources to families … Continued

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

Parents know 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 at 6 months? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Tummy Time abilities at 6 Months and older: Tummy Time becomes … Continued

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Tummy Time Abilities at 5 Months

Parents know 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 at 5 months? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Tummy Time abilities at 5 Months: Begins to push up on … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 4 Months

Parents know 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 at 4 months? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Tummy Time abilities at 4 Months: Lifts head up 90 degrees. … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 3 Months

Parents know 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 at 3 months? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Tummy Time abilities at 3 Months: Begins to put weight on … Continued

Tummy Time Abilities at 2 Months

Parents know 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 at 2 months? Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Tummy Time abilities at 2 Months: Spends at least one minute … 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

What age do you start Tummy Time? Right away! Tummy Time can begin as soon as baby gets home from the hospital. 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 when baby is doing Tummy Time at 1 … Continued