Intellectual Development

Your toddler is likely asking a lot of questions. Her cognitive development is exploding. From brain-boosting games to language-building tricks, here you'll learn everything about your child's intellectual development.

Lying Is a SIgn of Healthy Development in Kids (Yes, Really!)

Lying is nothing unusual for small children, and a new study says it's actually an important developmental milestone.

How Toddlers Really Think: Understanding and Reasoning 101

What to do with your irrational, tempestuous 2-year-old!

Everyday Toddler Lessons

You don't have to sign your child up for pricey classes. Teach him his ABCs, colors, and more while he plays, shops, and tackles tasks.

Ways to Boost Your Child's IQ *(imagination quotient)

Pretending isn't just child's play. It turns out to be the very best way to help your child become a creative thinker -- and a good learner.

10 Activities to Improve Your Toddler's Development

Encourage cognitive and language development with these fun, everyday learning activities.

Media-Minded: How to Introduce Technology to Young Kids

Your child's obsession with your tech gadgets isn't something to LOL about. We asked the experts for their digital do's and don'ts.

5 Qualities to Nurture in Your Child

Learn the essential traits of happy and successful children.

Kindergarten Prep

Try these low-key activities to help your child get ready for next fall.

What's Your Toddler's Personality Type?

Identify your child's temperament, then work it to bring out her personal best.

8 Toddler Learning Activities

Try these inventive ways to teach ABCs, 123s, and other basics.

First Friends: Toddlers and Stuffed Animals

Toddlers get attached to dolls, puppets, and stuffed animals -- and with good reason. These toys teach them important skills.

Finding Answers for Science Questions

Tune your child's natural curiosity into everyday science lessons.

Remember This! Techniques to Improve Memory in Children

Help your toddler recall rules, relatives, and important routines with these memory-boosting tips.

How to Boost Your Child's Memory

The key to your child's success in school later? Finding ways to improve their memory now. Luckily, there's plenty parents can do to strengthen this essential learning tool.

Why Art and Creativity Are Important

Want your child to get the most out of making art? Let her create in her own way at her own pace.

Could a Raisin Predict How Smart Your Child Will Be?

A simple test using a raisin may be able to predict your child's future academic success.

Let's Play Pretend!

Kick-start your child's imaginative play with these 14 inspired (and inspiring) ideas.

Math Games for Your Toddler

Eight easy games that can build your toddler's math skills.

4 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Child's Memory

Easy ways that you can help your child's memory develop.

Raising Kids Who Love to Learn

Here, we suggest simple ways to encourage curiosity, inquisitiveness, and a passion for knowledge.

My Kid Is Obsessed! Understanding Your Preschooler's Hobbies and Obsessions

Everyone needs a hobby, but why did your child pick mummies, dinos, or sea lions? Find out how you can make the most of your preschooler's intense interest.

When Can You Reason with Toddlers?

One mom wonders when she can start using logic with her preschooler.

Toddler Obsessions

Sure, it's cute when your child wears her ballet costume 24/7 -- but is it normal?

The Power of Pretend Play

Your child's make-believe world can be surprisingly elaborate. Try these ways to promote pretend play.

Cognitive Development

13 - 18 Months

Teaching Kids to Set the Table

Kids 5 and up can learn this basic chore -- giving you one less thing to worry about at dinnertime.