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.

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20 First Baby Books You’ll Both Love

These fantastic picture books for babies to teach, inspire, and soothe your little one—and they're all adored by librarians and real parents. Start a storytime routine now to bond with your child and give her a head start on learning.

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.

Raise a Happy Baby

A month-by-month guide to the toys and games that help build brainpower—without overstimulating your little one's senses.

Teaching Baby Sign Language: A Guide for New Parents

Baby sign language can help your child communicate without saying a word. Learn when and how to teach your infant to sign, plus the benefits of this new form of baby talk.

Do Tech Toys Hurt Baby's Language Development?

It might be time to put down the "smart" toys and get back to the wooden blocks.

6 Benefits of Play Time for Babies

A healthy self-confidence. Stellar listening skills. Solid muscle mass. Essential elements of your little one's growth are all developed and fine-tuned through play.

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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 Babies Love Music

Music won't make your baby smarter, but it may make her happier.