Intellectual Growth

Your baby is absorbing everything as her brain grows. Learn how to stimulate cognitive development with our brain-boosting games, and activities geared to helping your baby develop intellectually.

What Kids Are Scared of -- and Why

An age-by-age guide to what causes childhood fears and worries.

10 First-Year Games for You and Baby

Playtime with your baby is more than fun and games -- it also teaches your infant valuable life lessons. Use these baby games for girls and boys to educate and entertain your little one.

3 Best Toys for Intellectual Development

While baby's playing with infant toys such as blocks, balls, and stacking cups, he's getting a sneak peek at math and science.

6 Things You May Not Know Your Baby Can Do

We bet you had no idea how much your baby could do until now! Read on to find out why you're really living with a Superbaby!

Is TV Really That Bad?

A little is okay; a lot is not. Here's how to tune in wisely with your kids.

Activities to Enhance Baby's Cognitive Development: 0-3 Months

Jamie Loehr M.D, and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child" suggest taking these steps to encourage Baby's cognitive development.

The Benefits of Reading to Your Newborn

Think your baby is too young to reap the rewards of reading? Think again. Research shows it's never too early to start enjoying books with your little one. So get ready to break out your copy of Goodnight, Moon and enjoy this ritual with your newest addition.

Activities to Boost Cognitive Development: 3-6 Months

Try these simple activities to amp up your baby's brain power.

Best Baby Games: Birth to 18 Months

Even newborns want to play. Here's an age-by-age guide to the best games for babies.

Encourage Baby's Cognitive Development: 9-12 Months

Jamie Loehr and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child" suggest these activities to help enhance your baby's mental development.

6 Facts About Baby That Will Blow Your Mind

From the length of time it takes to adjust to life outside the womb to why she copies your behavior, here are six mind-blowing facts about your baby we bet you didn't know.

Activities to Enhance Your Child's Cognitive Development:6-9 Months

These interactive activities will teach your baby about her senses. The more she explores, the faster her cognitive skills will develop.

Baby Milestones: Your Baby's First Month

Your baby may be sleeping a lot, but there are still plenty of milestones to be on the lookout for.

Baby Milestones: Your Baby's Fourth Month

Sounds will interest your four-month-old a whole lot more, and she'll be making more sounds of her own.

Rhyme Time

These catchy little songs and poems are more than just entertainment.

Do Tech Toys Hurt Baby's Language Development?

Time to put down the "smart" toys and get back to the wooden blocks, says a new study.

Do Women in Their 30s Have Smarter Babies?

Finally! Some good news for "older moms."

Boost Your Baby's IQ

Forget the flash cards! The best way to nurture a newborn's growing brain is with plenty of fun and games -- and tender loving care.

Age-by-Age Guide to Reading to Your Baby

Get your child to fall in love with reading at an early age.

The Benefits of Introducing Baby to Music

Share that playlist! Introducing your baby to tunes is an easy and enjoyable way to interact with your baby in his first year and can help set the stage for lifelong musical development. Plus, playing together with music can brighten his mood, benefit his brain, and boost his language skills.

How to Teach Your Child a Foreign Language

How you can have a bilingual (or even multilingual) child.

8 Signs of a Healthy Baby

Do you wonder if your little one is eating enough, sleeping enough, and on track for all those important milestones? Check out these easy-to-spot signs that prove Baby is both happy and healthy.

The Sweetest Baby Milestones (and When to Expect Them)

All milestones in Baby's first year are special, but some are especially sweet. Find out when to expect these developmental milestones and more.

Why Isn't My Child Reaching His Milestones?

Is your child the last kid on the block to develop motor skills, learn to talk, and achieve other milestones? Stop worrying. Chances are, he's just taking his own sweet time.

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