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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

Language & Communication, 6-9m

Baby Talk

Baby Talk

Your baby's expressive verbal language skills develop quite dramatically during this period, making communication that much more fun and rewarding.

Adorable Intonations

Baby connects several syllables of different sounds in her expressive babble, making her "speech" sound almost real, complete with variations in inflection and tone. Her babble sounds so expressive you only wish you could understand what it all means! Until she gets a little more specific about, you will have to settle with assessing her mood through her tone and enjoying the way she uses her voice to call to you or get your attention.

Developing Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

Your baby’s developing communication and understanding skills are making her a much more active part of the conversation. She reacts to her name and begins to show real interest in adult conversation. Notice how your baby "follows" a conversation with her eyes, and may even try to make her point of view on the matter known to all! By the ninth month, your baby's developing non-verbal communication skills might include gestures and signals, such as waving goodbye, pointing to objects, clapping hands, and more. As the end of the ninth month approaches, you will notice that your baby seems to understand many words, and reacts to words from her world, such as bottle, blanket, or familiar names. She also begins to understand the connection between sounds and the objects that make them happen, such as barking and a dog, or ringing and a telephone.

Tiny Tips

  • Speak to your baby as much as you can. Tell him what you are doing together, what you are looking at, what you are both hearing. Put his feelings and actions into words, such as "You must be tired," "You're eating a banana," etc.
  • Dialogue with your baby, change your intonation, and listen to the inflection and tone in his voice.
  • Encourage him to imitate your sounds and facial expressions through play.
  • Invite your baby into your world; make him feel a part of your dinner table conversation.

Milestones

  • Language comprehension begins to appear.
  • Begins to be able to enunciate sounds with his lips and front of mouth, such as “mama” and “baba.”
  • Begins to show interest in adult conversations, even if they are not directed at him.
  • When you call out his name and he can not see you, he begins to search for you and turn his eyes toward you.
  • Begins to use his voice to get your attention or express his wishes.