Is your little one going through the terrible twos phase?

Imagine that from one day to the next your little munchkin, who was calm and such a “stable” fella, is now throwing tantrums at the top of every hour, is irritable and it seems their favorite word now is NO. Crying for everything, not listening to the parents or caregivers at all and everything has […]

How does reading help the baby’s development?

We tend to always hear about parents reading to their young children at bedtime, but many folks still think that the habit has more to do with calming the child and getting them to sleep quicker than anything else. However, the real reason is that reading to your little one from a young age has […]

When does the child’s sleep stabilize?

A topic often discussed when having a newborn at home, especially for first-time parents, is about the baby’s sleep pattern, due to all the dependency the newborn has and the lack of a consistent sleep like ours, in addition to the anxiety of being able to return to the regular lifestyle, without being totally occupied […]

Should we be allowing screen time for young children?

Since I came to the United States in 2003, I have been surprised by the fact that placing children in front of the TV was not the norm for most families I came to work with. Totally the opposite of what happens in Brazil, where our nannies were Xuxa, Angelica, or maybe Mara Maravilha, on […]

The eight-month development leap

When a couple becomes a family, we know that a new journey begins and each phase is a new challenge! They went from an individual life to a couple’s life, and now as a family, responsible for a small being with needs so different from those of the couple. This, due to the baby’s accelerated […]

How is the discovery of colors and shapes?

Children exploration

An important step in the development of the baby is learning colors and shapes, which consequently leads the baby to learn other things, such as forming sentences, word orders, adjectives, learning to paint, and assembling puzzles. At four months, the little one begins to notice the colors, but it will take more time for them to be able to see them clearly

The Montessori Method Planes of Development

The Montessori method is a scientific pedagogy arguing that education should contribute to the development of the child’s mind, being necessary to respect his individuality and encourage his autonomy, self-esteem and self-confidence. Montessori considered that the behavioral and learning delays of children were due to the lack of necessary stimuli in the environment in which […]

Play brings some of the greatest benefits to your child’s health

Play is the child’s work; it is a way for children to express themselves and is essential for child development. Playing has many benefits for children, as the playful world helps our little ones to understand the world in which we live. Especially, with pretend play, acting out everyday situations in their lives as children, […]

Main Theories of Learning Development 

Babies have great ease of learning. Even when a few days old, they already use their motor, cognitive, and sensory skills to communicate with people. Through these skills and the actions they manage to do until then, they understand and identify things around them. Thus, developing cognition and their ability to socialize.  The first stage […]