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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

Senses, 1-3m

Your Baby's Senses

Your Baby's Senses: Learning the Basics

As your baby becomes more accustomed to you, your home, her room and crib, her senses become sharper and provide her with more information.

Sight

As the days pass your baby's field of vision expands and you will notice that she follows objects that are further away. Her true delight though is looking at faces, and she begins to light up with joy when she sees and hears you. At first, she sees only the contour of your face, but towards the end of the third month she will be able to focus on your whole face.

Sound

She clearly enjoys her mother's voice, and becomes sensitive to intonations, expressions and sounds. Whether it is rock and roll or classical music, notice how she enjoys listening.

Touch

She clearly enjoys her mother's voice, and becomes sensitive to intonations, expressions and sounds. Whether it is rock and roll or classical music, notice how she enjoys listening.

Touch

As you hold your baby, you can sense just how sensitive her body is to touch – even as she lies on her blanket, feeling the fabric or the soft wind blowing on her body. Baby's mouth is clearly the most developed part of her tactile world. As she starts to bring her hands to her mouth in the third month, this heightened sense of touch is very noticeable.

Tiny Tips

  • Offer your baby a cascade of sensory stimuli to help develop his five senses.
  • Be certain that the toys, games and stimuli you offer your baby are appropriate for his age and maturity level.
  • You will see that your baby responds positively to strongly colored toys and objects places at a 8 to 12 inches distance.
  • To stimulate baby's hearing, talk and sing to him often, and play soft music or sounds with ringing bells.

Milestones

  • Baby prefers strong, contrasting colors.
  • At the end of the second month, notice how your baby begins to track objects from side to side.
  • During the second month, your baby will make the wondrous discovery of his own hands, bringing them to his mouth.
  • At around three months, your baby’s hand-eye coordination greatly improves.