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.

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.

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.

If Babies Could Text: Deep Thoughts

Babies might not be able to speak in coherent sentences yet, but that doesn't mean they're not full of profound ideas. These deep thought texts from babies prove you're never too young to ponder life's big questions.

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.

Make Your Own Developmental Baby Toys

Homemade toys, as seen on the American Baby TV Show.

Activities to Boost Cognitive Development: 3-6 Months

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

Teach Your Baby Sign Language, the Easy Way

Don't speak baby talk? Don't worry. Use these easy tips to teach your baby some simple sign language skills and finally understand what goo-goo gah-gah really means.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Rhyme Time

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

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.

Science Says Kids Are Born With a Love of Superheroes

According to a new study, kids as young as 6 months old are drawn to those who protect the weak.

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."

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.

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 Playtime for Babies

Any object that baby can turn into a toy will teach him a thing or two.

Raising a Bookworm

Look beyond toys and videos. A better brain booster is a good book.

What Kids Are Scared of -- and Why

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

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.

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.