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7 Elements - Baby Development

Take a look at the 7 Elements System Tiny Love's step-by-step baby development guide

  •   Cognition
    The mental process through which we understand the world around us; learning, remembering, drawing conclusions and more.
    Cognition
  •   EQ
    The social and emotional skills that make up our character and enable us to function and interact with others.
    EQ
  •   Fine Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s small muscles enables baby to grasp objects, perfect hand-eye coordination, speak and more.
    Fine Motor Skills
  •   Gross Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s large muscles facilitates head lifting, rolling over, crawling, sitting, walking and more.
    Gross Motor Skills
  •   Imagination & Creativity
    The skills that allow us to produce images, ideas, thoughts and even feelings that do not exist in reality and account for our ability to improvise and solve problems.
    Imagination & Creativity
  •   Language & Communication
    The ability to communicate thoughts and emotions both verbally and non-verbally, sharing our world with others.
    Language & Communication
  •   Senses
    Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste enable us to gather and process information from the world around us
    Senses

Cognition 3 - 6m

Baby's cognitive development

Discovering the Ability to Make a Difference

Your baby has already begun showing signs that she understands that certain actions will bring about certain results. She now repeats such actions over and over again with a look of satisfaction and a wide smile on her face - she is slowly realizing that she has control over things.

Memory

Now your baby processes more complex information and remembers for a longer period – even up to a week. For instance, she can remember how to move a stroller toy she previously succeeded in moving. However, if you move her into a different position in the stroller or change the dangling toy, she'll have to learn this ability all over again, though the learning curve will be much shorter. In other words, your baby still cannot apply what she has learned to similar situations.

Object Permanence

Another important cognitive achievement is beginning to understand object permanence: the knowledge that even if an object is no longer in sight, it continues to exist. This is the foundation for all higher thought processes – recollection, imagination, or the ability to think of something or someone that is not physically there.

Tiny Tips

  • Offer your baby the opportunity to practice solving problems and understand casual relationships, such as hanging toys and rattles, or anything where he must decide what action to take to achieve a desired result.
  • From 5 months: Partially conceal an object or toy and encourage your baby to look for it.

Milestones

  • Begins to understand causal relationships and realizes that he has control to make things happen.
  • Can remember things he learned, but cannot apply the same knowledge to similar situations.
  • Begins to develop object permanence.