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.

50 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

Infant-development experts believe that the first years of a child's life are a prime time for learning, but sometimes it may be hard to think of new ways to stimulate your baby. Let these fun -- and scientific -- activities will inspire you.

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.

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.

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 Sweetest Baby Milestones

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

Activities to Boost Cognitive Development: 3-6 Months

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

How Affection Boosts Brain Power

Affection between you and your baby is the most important tool in developing his brain.

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 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!

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.

Age-by-Age Guide to Reading to Your Baby

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

6 Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

The first years of a child's life are a prime time for learning. From making eye-contact to counting out loud, here are 6 easy ways to stimulate baby's cognitive development.

Rhyme Time

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

How to Make the Most of Playtime

Get your baby moving and prime him for motor milestones with these fun activities.

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.

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.

Do Women in Their 30s Have Smarter Babies?

Finally! Some good news for "older moms."

What Kids Are Scared of -- and Why

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

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 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.

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.

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.

The Value of Solo Play

The benefits -- and challenges -- of letting baby play alone.

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