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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

Imagination & Creativity, 1-3m

Baby's understanding

Learning the Basics

Your little one's world is expanding by the day and he becomes attuned to new sensations, enjoys a newly gained understanding of the order that governs his world and enjoys interaction with the loving people around him.

Ground Rules: Knowing What Comes Next

Your baby begins to perceive the order and rules that govern his world, and adjusts to them. For example, when he learns that a certain cry brings him food, he will return to this behavior again and again whenever he feels hunger. He quickly remembers the sequence of actions and can predict what may happen in the future. For example, after he cries and you pick him up, you may notice that he begins sucking in anticipation even before the nipple reaches his mouth.

Body Awareness or Learning to Bat a Toy

He begins to become aware of the parts of his body. He begins to notice that he can use his body to move things. For example, he sees that he can shake a dangling toy by moving his hand. At the end of this period, directed behavior begins to replace automatic reactions. This is evidence that he has acquired basic understanding of the relationship between an action (extending his hand) and the result (the toy moves).

Tiny Tips

  • Suspend toys in front of your baby’s hands, so that when he extends his hand by chance, she touches a toy. This way she will slowly learn to extend her hand purposely in order to make the toy move or twirl, and she will learn about her social environment.
  • Avoid over-stimulation. Your baby cannot concentrate on more than one activity at a time and only for a very short time. Over-stimulation can easily cause distress.

Milestones

  • Puts her hands in her mouth.
  • Begins to bang suspended objects with her hands.
  • Social smiles appear.
  • Gazes at pleasant objects.