The Biting Bug

You’re snuggling your toddler against your shoulder. Both of you are feeling cuddly, giggly, and very close. And then, suddenly, ouch. His tiny little sharp teeth dig right into your flesh and bite down, hard. You scream in pain, and your body reflexively arches away from him. Your baby jerks off your shoulder, falls away, [...]

Uncontained! The Ins and Outs of Container Play

Congratulations on your baby’s first birthday! This is a big deal! You sing “Happy Birthday” and let little Princess sink her hands into her birthday cake, while you post enough photos and videos to overload your social media account. Your baby’s first birthday is a special time; a time to reflect on how much she’s [...]

Child’s Play: An Inside Look

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers spend much of their time playing. But while this may seem to be just a childish way to pass the time, little ones at play are building skills that are essential foundations for later learning. For example, a 3-month old mouthing a toy is developing neurons that are the “bridges” connecting [...]