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Oral Health & Development

Discover the tools, foods, & timeline for healthy oral development. Grow Healthy. Grow Happy. is the comprehensive reference for natural parenting.

Seek Balance in Activity

As your baby’s guide, you are in charge of setting limits and creating boundaries for her. Sometimes it can be challenging to know when your child is on the edge and needs to return to balance.

Moderate Media

To give your baby’s brain a rich environment in which it can grow and develop to its full potential, consider moderating the amount of media to which she is exposed.

Stretch and Challenge your Baby

Stretching and challenging your baby’s mind can enhance her development and help her use her cognitive abilities to their full potential at every stage.

Encourage Active Experience

Your baby learns through active participation. The more she experiences, the more neural connections her brain makes, and the greater her capacity for learning becomes. Here are a few ways to incorporate learning experiences with your child into your daily routine.

Talk and Read to Your Baby

Your baby’s brain will never be more receptive to language than it is between birth and 7 years old. Here are ways to introduce her to as many sounds and words as possible.

Appreciate the Arts

You can support your baby’s cognitive development by encouraging creativity and the arts. Here are some ideas and activities to get you started.

Get Outside and Explore

Spending a portion of each day outside benefits your child’s brain development in multiple ways. Here are some activities to promote her interest in nature.

Readiness to Learn

Your support and love during your child’s first three years greatly impacts her readiness to learn. Here are some suggestions for keeping her ready to learn.

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