Language development includes speech and non-verbal communication. A developmental delay in language may mean that an infant has a hearing impairment - or, your baby may just be learning his first words at his own pace!
Both infants and toddlers love imitation games. Even a newborn will try to imitate your funny faces, and an older baby will love to play copycat as you go about your day. This helps build social skills and encourages mental development.
Your baby develops fine motor skills with the help of activities like stacking and building blocks. Meanwhile, his gross motor skills get a workout as he begins to crawl and balance. Help your infant's motor skills development with these tips!
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Your baby's first months are characterized by development of the senses, particularly touch, sight and sound. So stimulate those hands, eyes and ears with these fun games. Bonus: Your infant's hand eye coordination and motor skills will benefit, too!
Your baby's physical development should follow fairly predictable patterns. If he is missing developmental milestones, make an appointment with his doctor to rule out rare, but serious, conditions, like mental retardation, autism, or cerebral palsy.