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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, 9-12m

Full Mobility - a World of Experiences

Full Mobility - a World of Experiences

Your now completely mobile baby gets sensory stimulation from almost everything he does – from crawling on the grass to making mud pies. He feels, sees, hears and smells his entire environment as he plays and makes his way from one exciting place to the next.

Sound

With babbling slowly turning into speech, auditory development is significant. Your baby begins to connect sounds to actions, such as the door slamming, or a barking dog.

Touch

Your crawling baby not only keeps you on your toes, but can also get to many more interesting places and things. The ability to separate his fingers and use the pincer grasp opens up a new way to discover and explore. This makes his fingers his primary tool for feeling, replacing his mouth, which has been the primary touch organ so far.

The Growing Importance of Parental Guidance

Despite the fact that his senses are mature, your baby still lacks experience and needs your help in his quest of exploring the world. He relies on you for the finer distinctions between similar things and, without your guidance, may miss out on important input.

Tiny Tips

  • Make meal time learning time by letting baby dig in and eat with her hands. As messy as it may seem, free reign at the dinner table is excellent sensory stimulation for all five senses at once.
  • Share your pleasures and joys with your baby – your favorite tune, the scent of a rose or chocolate ice cream. This reinforces the idea that our world offers much pleasure – and it is there for everyone to see, taste, smell and touch.
  • Encourage your baby to touch her world by offering her a wide variety of toys of different shapes, textures and materials.

Milestones

  • Baby can now see small objects at a distance and distinguish between different geometric shapes.
  • She can now distinguish between tastes and scents and express her preferences.
  • With her finely tuned auditory skills, your baby can now make a distinction between different rhythms, volumes, tones and inflections.
  • Baby can now make a connection between object and sounds, such as a barking dog or a ringing doorbell.

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