Join Our Mailing List!
Latest News:
UNION TOWNSHIP NEWS -- "Spring, Summer and Fall – Time For Rest And Relaxation After A Hard ..." -- 01 August 2019
Letters to the Editor -- "Dear Editor, I want to thank everyone who has advocated and are working to ..." -- 01 August 2019
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Festival August 18 -- "St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville will hold their annual ..." -- 01 August 2019
MMVTA Adding New Bus Stop in Monessen -- "Will Be Part Of The New Express 3 Local Route The Mid Mon Valley Transit ..." -- 01 August 2019
Whitehall Public Library to Host Author Jason ... -- "Whitehall Public Library will host a presentation, “Pittsburgh's Lost ..." -- 31 July 2019
Whiskey and Fashions Catch Spirit Of ... -- "Tastings and Pairings Flavor Historical Event A time line of vintage clothing ..." -- 31 July 2019
McMurray VFW Post 764 Auxiliary Participates in ... -- "  The Auxiliary from VFW 764 McMurray had a great time on their ..." -- 31 July 2019
Chill Out with Cool Beats Sale at J.K. Tener ... -- "Records, eight tracks, cassettes, and more are all for sale at great prices all ..." -- 31 July 2019
Pleasant Hills Public Library Children and Teen ... -- "The Pleasant Hills Public Library is offering the following programs for ..." -- 31 July 2019
Walk the History Tour During Monongahela’s 250th ... -- "While in town for Monongahela’s 250th Celebration, August 8-11, 2019, be ..." -- 31 July 2019

Kids & Family

(StatePoint) While every child is unique, one thing is certain; the first few years of life are the most important for brain development. And parents can create the right atmosphere to hone language, cognition and social and emotional skills, as well as support physical and motor development.

af3e55fb
Promote early development

“Everything your child observes and engages with affects his or her cognitive and physical development,” says Dr. Lise Eliot, early brain development expert and member of the Expert Panel at VTech, a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. “You can help create an atmosphere that encourages your baby, infant or preschooler to meet essential developmental milestones.”

Eliot recommends baby-proofing your home early to encourage safe exploration for physical development. As soon as babies are mobile, exploration is crucial -- and the more space they have to move without limitations, the better. Also, be sure to spend time outdoors each day, visiting age-appropriate playgrounds and parks where children can spend time together in order to foster cooperation, sharing and empathy.

Be mindful of the types of toys you give your children. The best choices will be age-appropriate and designed to encourage them to meet developmental milestones.

“Children learn through play, and it’s never too early to incorporate teachable moments into a baby’s day,” says Dr. Eliot, who works with VTech to ensure that all their baby, infant and preschool products are designed to deliver developmental benefits.

To make learning and development fun, parents should seek out toys that have been approved by educators and child development experts, such as VTech’s growing line of baby, infant and preschool toys and products. New highlights include the Zoo Jamz Piano, which includes more than 20 songs and lets kids choose whether they want to play piano, violin, xylophone or saxophone, as well as the Crinkle & Roar Lion, an award-winning toy that even newborns can play with to explore shapes, colors and letters while delighting in the lion’s roar and other cheerful sounds.

To help you navigate the toy store, check out VTech’s Milestones guide, which can help you select toys based on your child’s individual needs. More information can be found at vtechkids.com/milestones.

Remember, the best thing you can do for your children is to unplug for a bit each day, spending time to read aloud, create art projects, sing and play together.

RealEstate270x64

 

MESSENGERWEBAD

Pizza Station

PaVendors-web-ad

Mon Valley Hospital

  • Prev
  • Featured Advertisers
Scroll to top