Intellectual Development

What do you need to know about your kid's intellectual development? Here's everything you need to know to understand where his cognitive abilities are and how they are developing.

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71 Play Ideas to Keep Kids Busy While You're Working From Home
So Netflix has played babysitter more times than you can count already this year? No shame. We asked experts for the holy grail: screen-free playtime ideas that hold kids’ attention long enough for you to clear out your inbox.
6 Brilliant Ways to Disguise Learning as Fun
Plentiful playtime is essential to a child's development, with benefits ranging from improved mental and physical health to enhanced emotional well-being. And while playing simply for the sake of fun has myriad merits, it's also the ideal opportunity for parents to sneak in a bit of learning—especially in the long summer months.
This Is What Science Says About People Who Like Being Alone
If you’re more of the lone wolf type we have some good news for you: You may be a genius.
20 Books That Encourage Empathy
Looking for books to help build emotional intelligence in your child? Check out our age-by-age guide—and head to your local library for these classics.
'I Thought My Son Would Never Have Friends': One Mom's Honesty About the Loneliness of Raising a Child With an Intellectual Disability
Candi Carter, the executive producer of The View, shares the loneliness of raising a child with an intellectual disability—and the incredible nonprofit that gave her hope. 
New Study Says You Shouldn't Call Your Kids Smart. What?!?
Are we damaging our kids by telling them they are smart? A new study says yes!
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Science Says Kids With the Skills to Succeed Are Also Better Liars
Good news if your kid's pants are on a fire—a new study says they probably have the life skills they'll need to be successful.
Counting on Their Fingers Is a Good Way for Kids to Learn Math, Study Says
A new study has found that using their fingers can help young children learn math skills more effectively than some traditional classroom methods.