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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 9 - 12m

Baby discovers the world

The Boundless Curiosity of Your Developing Baby

Hold on for the ride, your baby has become a veritable "scientist." Every day brings on a new experiment as she “researches" her world to better understand her surroundings. In the laboratory of life, your baby is constantly testing new theories, gathering and processing new data and analyzing the results.

Drawing Conclusions

When your baby drops a rattle on the floor she is not making mischief, but actually trying to answer various questions, such as will this make noise? As your baby becomes wiser and wiser, she plans her path and solves more complex problems along the way. For example, she understands that if she pulls the tablecloth she can bring an object on it closer. She recalls this from past experience and reaches a logical conclusion from it.

Advanced Imitation

At this stage, your baby is quite adept at imitating behavior, and is now able to mimic more complex movements that were previously not in her repertoire. She "cleans up" her high chair with a sponge—just like her mom, claps along with her dad and even may imitate the sounds you make. Eventually these acts become her very own, and she will no longer be dependent on someone to imitate.

Tiny Tips

  • Simplify tasks by dividing them into smaller tasks, or revising them. For example, when playing with stacking toys, try giving your baby just the largest and smallest cup.
  • Be aware of the importance of your baby's need to explore his world, and give him ample opportunity to do so. Be patient and try to accept his need to spread food all over the high chair, splash in the tub and crumble up things. All of these are expressions of his natural curiosity.
  • Remember, the "right" answers aren't the only answers. When your baby solves a problem in a different way, he is being original, creative and relying on his own resources. Try to find creative solutions together.

Milestones

  • Learns to solve more complex problems.
  • Understanding of causal relationships becomes keener.
  • Begins to understand concepts, i.e. all four-legged animals that bark are dogs.
  • Can now imitate more complex movements.
  • Utters first words.