Older Infant: Communicating and Speaking

Posted by Nate McCallister on February 24, 2016

To watch a child smile, crawl, roll, or stand for the first time is a joy. Included in these classic milestones is the infant wave. Many older infants begin to wave goodbye and make other similar gestures as they develop. … Read More

Older Infant: Listening and Understanding

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 22, 2015
Infant hand cupping ear.

One thing we can do to help older infants develop their ability to listen and understand is shush up. At times, instead of waiting for a child to respond to our words, we assume they can’t and we continue talking … Read More

Older Infant: Relationships With Other Children

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 15, 2015
Older infant talking on phone.

Be on the lookout for rising mobile phone bills if your plan fails to cover unlimited imaginary minutes. Older infants enjoy pretending to talk on the phone. They use toy phones–sometimes real phones–to talk to friends, family, and fictitious characters. … Read More

Older Infant: Self-Regulation

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 7, 2015
Older infant drinking from bottle.

Self-regulation is an important part of social emotional development for infants. Healthy relationships are the cornerstone for progress in this domain. At this stage, children begin to understand limitations, start to show an ability to manage own behavior, become increasingly … Read More

Older Infant: Self-Awareness

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 2, 2015
Surprised older infant.

The development of self-awareness is an important part of social emotional development for infants. In this stage of development you can see children grow more and more aware of their own needs and feelings. Age: 8-18 Months Domain: Social Emotional … Read More

Older Infant: Trust and Emotional Security

Posted by Nate McCallister on November 29, 2015
Older infant looks at mom while she speask to him.

Trust and emotional security are important parts of social emotional development for infants. Healthy relationships are the cornerstone for progress in this domain. At this stage, infants will bond with familiar adults and begin to show caution around strangers. Age: … Read More