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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 18 - 24m

Baby's Abstract Thought and Imagination

A New World of Abstract Thought and Imagination

At the age of two, toddlers' cognitive skills transform: they are less reliant on the concrete world, and can envision abstract ideas, images and scenarios – using their improved mental representations of objects and events. In other words, your baby can now imagine the candy in the pantry and try to get to it without the need to actually first see it there to verify its existence.

Creative Thinking

At 18 months, your baby already knows a lot about how to classify objects. Watch as she sees a ball in a book and runs to her room to get a real one. She may spend hours separating objects into different categories, which are then rearranged and re-categorized again and again; toys categorized according to color may be later reshuffled into groups of shape or size. These developments help your baby to be more flexible in her thinking and encourage creative approaches to problem solving.

The Roller Coaster of Cognitive Development

Bear in mind that child development does not follow a straight and narrow continuum; it's much more like a roller coaster. Interests change, acquired knowledge or skills may seem to disappear and reappear without any rhyme or reason. Cognitive development is individual and based on innate natural abilities, the environment your baby is brought up in and the various experiences he or she is exposed to. By providing an enriching environment that stimulates and entices your baby with a wide variety of activities, along with your support and encouragement, you will help promote your baby’s cognitive development. Related Products: Animal Concert Electronic Book, Tiny Princess Electronic Book

Tiny Tips

  • When you speak to your baby, use specific terms that relate to his space. Try not to use “here” or “there,” but rather “the toy is on the table,” “it’s in the box,” or “it is behind the door.”
  • Draw his attention to the colors and shapes of toys and objects, and the type and textures.
  • Encourage your baby’s curiosity, especially when he seems to have “failed” at a task. Try not to be critical so you don’t inhibit him from trying again.

Milestones

  • Looks for a desired object or toy in more than one area or hiding place.
  • Can search for a toy in a place she left it days before.
  • Places round and square-shaped blocks in their proper slots.
  • Completes a puzzle of two-three pieces.