learn to feed - Early Intervention Support

How Do I Help My Baby Learn to Feed Themselves?

Sandra Best Child Development, Child Routines, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Mealtime

For most typically-developing infants, pediatricians will advise that parents begin introducing spoon-fed baby foods to their babies at around the age of 6 months. Generally, we start with a thin mixture of rice cereal, and as babies demonstrate that they can handle this gentle food, we gradually add foods one at a time to ensure that there are no allergies. …

Sandra BestHow Do I Help My Baby Learn to Feed Themselves?
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Singing and Music: How to Promote Language in Young Children

Emily Fawcett Child Development, Child Routines, Communication

Children begin to communicate the moment they are born.  From cries to coos, parents learn their child’s communication without the use of words. One fun way parents can interact and play with their child is through music.  Music can serve many communicative purposes.  Singing a soft lullaby to a tired child can drift the child to sleep.  Participating in finger …

Emily FawcettSinging and Music: How to Promote Language in Young Children
Winter Crafts - Early Intervention Support

5 Winter Crafts For Toddlers

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Crafts

What can you do with your little one when it’s so cold outside?  While we wait for the sunshine and warmth of Spring, here are some winter crafts you can do with your toddler to bring some snowy fun to the indoors. Please note all of these activities will also work on language skills as you talk with your child …

Day2DayParenting5 Winter Crafts For Toddlers
Story Time - Early Intervention Support

Ways to Make Story Time Fun For Your Infant or Toddler

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Reading

Many parents love the idea of sitting with their infant or toddler on their lap and snuggling in to listen to a great book. This magical moment of reading to your child  can quickly fall apart, however, as he or she squirms out of your lap onto the floor, tries to eat the book, or even grabs and throws the …

Day2DayParentingWays to Make Story Time Fun For Your Infant or Toddler
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How to Prevent Boredom with Toy Rotation

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Play Time

Have you ever wondered why your child gets bored with his or her toys?  Often even after the holidays when your house may have an abundance of new and exciting toys, children still tend to lose interest in toys after a few weeks.  So, why does your child becomes bored with his/her toys so easily?  And how can you help …

Day2DayParentingHow to Prevent Boredom with Toy Rotation
Position Your Baby - Early Intervention Support

How to Properly Position Your Baby for Play and Development

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Positioning

The way you position your baby when cuddling, carrying, and playing with him can help him to develop his muscles and to learn motor and social skills. Back to Sleep and Belly to Play Tummy time is a very beneficial activity for babies, but it can be scary for parents to do with their newborn. You can do tummy time …

Day2DayParentingHow to Properly Position Your Baby for Play and Development
winter safety tips for kids

10 Winter Safety Tips for Kids: Keep Children Warm & Safe

Tamara Guo Child Routines, Dressing

With the New Year comes cold winter weather in many parts of the country, so what can you do during these long, dark months of cold, snow, sleet and rain to help keep your children safe and warm? Be aware that little ones lose their body heat more rapidly than adults and they are also less able to understand and …

Tamara Guo10 Winter Safety Tips for Kids: Keep Children Warm & Safe
Premature baby development

Positioning for Premature Baby Development

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Positioning

Infants born prematurely are met with a difficult situation. They try to grow and develop as they would have if they were still in the womb, however, they are doing so outside the womb. Proper positioning of preemie babies throughout their day can help them to achieve their goals for development and help ease the harshness of the world they …

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hand holding tips for toddlers

Hand Holding Tips for Parents with Toddlers

Stephanie Saikaly Behavior, Child Routines, Discipline, Parent Routines

Holding your toddler’s hand can be one of the most beautiful connections between caregivers and children.  Yet, what if your toddler/child simply refuses to hold your hand?  What are we do to when we need to guide them or protect them from danger?  This is a topic often covered in sessions with my families who are concerned with safety and …

Stephanie SaikalyHand Holding Tips for Parents with Toddlers
help baby sit up

How to Help Baby Sit Up Independently

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Positioning, Transitions

Parents are very aware of the motor milestones their baby will meet in their first year of life. Sitting independently is a big one because now your baby can sit alone on the floor and begin to use both hands to grasp and manipulate toys. They can also now sit well in a high chair for feeding, and can sit …

Day2DayParentingHow to Help Baby Sit Up Independently