Younger Infant: Emergent Literacy

Posted by Nate McCallister on March 25, 2016
Young-Infant-Reading

Before we learn to love books, we hit them. At least, younger infants do. This may be a sign, however, that the child is beginning to connect with print materials. As younger infants move toward realms where literacy begins to … Read More

Younger Infant: Communicating and Speaking

Posted by Nate McCallister on January 27, 2016
Mom-Talking-to-Young-Infant

Ever get the feeling your seven month old infant is talking to you? Well, young infants do talk. Sort of. Even as young infants, children begin to develop vocal communication skills. Some examples of progress in this area follow as … Read More

Younger Infant: Listening and Understanding

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 21, 2015
Dad-Feeding-Baby

“I put the spoon in the cereal. I scoop the cereal. Here comes the cereal,” Dad says to baby as the child opens her mouth to scarf down the scoop. To talk through routines like this with infants may seem … Read More

Younger Infant: Relationships With Other Children

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 14, 2015
One infant pulls another infants shirt as he leans forward.

Ever notice how when one infant starts to cry, other infants nearby cry too? No, it’s not your imagination. It happens. Though, these sympathy cries threaten to overwork eardrums, they can be a good sign. When infants cry upon hearing … Read More

Younger Infant: Self-Regulation

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 5, 2015
Infant opening mouth as spoon with food is approaching.

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

Younger Infant: Self-Awareness

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 1, 2015
Smiling 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: 0-8 Months Domain: Social Emotional … Read More

Younger Infant: Trust and Emotional Security

Posted by Nate McCallister on November 29, 2015
Women holding infant up smiling while the two look at each other.

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