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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 12 - 18m

Baby Understanding Evolving in Leaps and Bounds

Understanding Evolving in Leaps and Bounds

At this point, no problem seems unsolvable for your baby and no obstacle too hard to overcome. You can almost hear his mind fast at work – at meals, at play and when observing his surroundings.

Performing a Sequence of Actions

At about 12 months, your baby begins to solve “sophisticated” challenges. At 15 months, for example, you may see him drag a chair across the room and climb on it in order to reach that shiny glass piece you placed "out of his reach". It may seem like an easy task, but think about all the steps involved the understanding of relationships between actions required.

Sizes and Shapes

The next time an aunt or grandparent bring a gift, notice how your baby may be more enamored with the box it came in rather than the gift itself. He loves to place objects inside boxes and pots. With incredible thoroughness and great determination, he will joyfully spill all of his toys out of their baskets. You may assume he just likes making a mess, but in reality he is busy learning to categorize containers and contents, comparing relative sizes and shapes and discovering new storage alternatives at the same time.

Tiny Tips

  • Nothing will stop your baby’s drive to experiment, so make sure her environment is safe and supportive of these activities. Your baby does not understand danger, so appropriate supervision is mandatory.
  • Your baby learns by repeating… incessantly. While this may try your nerves, try to understand that repetition strengthens cognitive processes in the brain, helping her to acquire and perfect new skills.
  • Let your baby take the lead and follow suit. For example, if your baby is very active, she will grasp the concept of fast vs. slow and up vs. down with more time on the playground. If she prefers exploring with her hands, she will learn the same concepts sitting quietly on the floor at home with building blocks.

Milestones

  • Your baby is a little scientist and begins to explore her world meticulously and incessantly.
  • The relationship between containers and contents is an endless source of exploration and discovery as she places objects inside and outside their containers.
  • Her ability to solve problems vastly improves.