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.

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.

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.

Science Explains Why Toddlers Don't Care About You or Anyone Else

Unfortunately, kids' ability to give a fig about anyone except themselves doesn't develop until a little later than we'd like.

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.

Girl Power! Chelsea Clinton Shares Her Favorite Kids' Books With Strong Female Characters

Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter and mom-of-two, shares her favorite books to read to daughter Charlotte and son Aidan in honor of Women's History Month.

Kindergarten Prep

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

How to Nurture Your Child's Imagination

Here's how to nurture your child's imaginative soul--and to help her creativity flourish.

8 Toddler Learning Activities

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

3 Ways to Raise a Caring Toddler

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

Finding Answers for Science Questions

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

Too Much Screen Time May Make Kids Less Ready for Kindergarten

A new study has found a link between screen time and kids' fundamental school-readiness skills in math, letters and words, and cognitive and social-emotional competencies.

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.

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.

5 Qualities to Nurture in Your Child

Learn the essential traits of happy and successful children.

What's Your Toddler's Personality Type?

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

Math Games for Your Toddler

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

This Eager Little Girl Trying to Make Oatmeal Is Every Kid Who Takes Directions Too Literally

We can't stop watching this cute video of little Ellie trying to make oatmeal following her mom's directions.

How to Raise Kids Who Love to Learn

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Remember This! Techniques to Improve Memory in Children

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

Let's Play Pretend!

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