Baby development is a magical time, and each child has a special path.
Some people may think all babies are alike, but in the short time you've spent with your little one, you know that couldn't be further from the truth.
His laugh is immediately recognizable, even if other children are around. It rises above, like someone singing in a crowded room of talkers. His wobbly wiggle from one place to another – you’d know it anywhere. And when he says something to you, with words or without, it’s phrased in his own particular way. He is his own person, already.
He has his own particular likes and dislikes, too, as you know well. There’s a good chance you’ve seen some of your own facial expressions reflected back at you in that tiny little face. And when he runs across something unfamiliar or scary, he knows just who to reach for to get some reassurance.
His math skills will come later. For now he probably just knows the idea of “more.” And someday he’ll have discipline to see something through to the finish. Today he’s just learning how to repeat a little, simple action to make it happen again and again.
Resources for Your Baby
Your baby is learning to express himself creatively — through music, art and dramatic play.
Your baby’s social and emotional health is every bit as important as her physical health.
Your baby is busy exploring his toys, his home, and the great outdoors.
Play & Learning
Her interest in how things work is developing too. She might shake a rattle repeatedly with wide-eyed wonder.
When you take her outside, watch as she touches the ground, looks at the sky, and listens to the people around her.
He’s also beginning to understand routines and respond to your guidance about his behavior.
Physical Health & Growth
She’s also exploring with all five senses and figuring out both her big and small muscles work.
English & Language Arts
As she continues to grow, she’ll love looking at books and reacting to the music with both her voice and body.
Help paying for child care
Many Indiana families are eligible for financial help paying for early childhood programs. These programs have varying eligibility, but all help families give their children solid educational starts.
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