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A Child’s First Word

In most cases, a child will produce her first word around the time of her first birthday, but the foundation for communication comes much earlier.  By about 8 months of age, a child has developed the concept of object permanence, the ability to understand that an object exists even if she can no longer see…

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Preschool Learning Activities

At every turn, a parent can find gadgets, games, and gear guaranteed to give a child a leg up on learning, but a preschooler’s education need not cost a fortune. With a little imagination, anyone can turn inexpensive household items into great toys that will stimulate hands-on learning. Be creative and explore the world through…