Older Infant: Communicating and Speaking

Nate McCallisterOlder Infant, Quick Tips

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. This points to their progressing ability to communicate. There are things that you can do to support this development. Below … Read More

Older Infant: Listening and Understanding

Nate McCallisterOlder Infant, Quick Tips

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 instead of pausing to wait for a response. Often, however, if we wait a few moments, the child will respond. … Read More

Older Infant: Relationships With Other Children

Nate McCallisterOlder Infant, Quick Tips

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. This indicates progress in their ability to develop relationships with other children. More examples of progress and quick tips to … Read More

Older Infant: Self-Regulation

Nate McCallisterOlder Infant, Quick Tips

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 independent, and even develop stress management techniques. Age: 8-18 Months Domain: Social Emotional Development Sub-domain: Self-Regulation Progress and Support Older … Read More

Older Infant: Self-Awareness

Nate McCallisterOlder Infant, Quick Tips

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 Development Sub-domain: Self-Awareness Progress and Support Older infants show progress when they clap hands for self after accomplishing something, look … Read More

Older Infant: Trust and Emotional Security

Nate McCallisterOlder Infant, Quick Tips

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: 8-18 Months Domain: Social Emotional Development Sub-domain: Trust and Emotional Security Progress and Support Older infants show progress when they … Read More