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.

Take It From a Family Who JUST Lost a Pet: This Research About Kids' Grief Will Help

A new study looks at how kids make sense of losing a pet; and it seems they may be wiser than even their parents!

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.

Are You Expecting Too Much from Your Toddler?

A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at their age.

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.

LOL Video Shows Adorable Kid Taking Coach's Words Way Too Literally

If you are in need of a laugh today, you have got to watch this 14-second video that proves how adorably innocent little kids are.

Kindergarten Prep

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

3 Ways to Raise a Caring Toddler

Your child is learning to read other people's feelings. Teach her the right way to respond.

8 Toddler Learning Activities

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

5 Qualities to Nurture in Your Child

Learn the essential traits of happy and successful children.

Finding Answers for Science Questions

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

What's Your Toddler's Personality Type?

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

Let's Play Pretend!

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

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.

25 Most Common Words a 2-Year-Old Says

Research has listed the 25 most common words that toddlers master. It suggests if your two-year-old isn't saying at least 25 words, at a minimum, you might want to seek out an evaluation by a doctor.

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.

Math Games for Your Toddler

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

Remember This! Techniques to Improve Memory in Children

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

Raising Kids Who Love to Learn

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

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.

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.

4 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Child's Memory

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

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.

This Little Boy's 'Wrong' Answer Reminds Us What's Really Important in Life

Her 4-year-old's "wrong" answer at school made this mama swell with pride.