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Help boost your child's brain development with these resources.

Cognitive Development

When you support the developing brain you are building a strong foundation for future school and life success. This lesson will introduce you to important concepts about how the brain develops in infants and toddlers.

Thinking and Play: Babies

Right from the start of her life, your baby’s brain is hard at work as she makes sense of the world and herself. Even when it looks like simple play, your baby is learning all the time. Here are simple and fun play ideas to support your baby’s cognitive development.

Activities to Enhance Your Child’s Cognitive Development: 6-9 Months

These interactive activities will teach your baby about her senses. The more she explores, the faster her cognitive skills will develop.

Activities to Enhance Your Child’s Cognitive Development: 18-24 Months

These simple activities suggested by Jamie Loehr and Jen Meyers, authors of Raising Your Child, are easy to play in the car, or while doing everyday chores, and will help your child develop her cognitive abilities.