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How to Nurture Your Child’s Brain Development

By JustMommies staff

The first three to five years of a child’s life are said to be the most crucial in their mental development. The rate of growth in a child’s brain will never be duplicated like it is in these tender, formative years. A parent’s job of nurturing their child’s growth starts at birth. Here are some
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Language Delays: Is Your Child on Track?

Every parent knows that all children develop at a different pace. While some kids seem to arrive at every growth milestone at lightning speed, others simply need a bit more time to get there. This is perhaps especially true in regard to language skills. While a slower timeline in the development of language
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4 Tips to Get Your Toddler Talking

By JustMommies staff

Longing to hear your tiny tot say a word or two? On average, toddlers are ready to utter their first words by one year or so. If you're feeling anxious to get your toddler talking, remember that every child has a timeframe to start speaking that’s just right for him or her. Are you eager to support
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Getting Over Thumb-Sucking

By JustMommies staff

Thumb-sucking is a completely natural act of self-soothing that many babies begin when they are still in the womb. But while an infant sucking his thumb may look sweet and innocent, a five-year-old sucking his thumb may become the object of pity or ridicule. So at what point does thumb-sucking become
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That’s What Friends Are For: Socializing Your Small Child

By Nancy Da Silva

For the first few years of their life, you are your child’s best friend. You’re the one they play with, talk to and depend on for all their needs. They lavish all their love and attention on you. While you certainly want to maintain a loving and close relationship with your child it is just as important
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Improve Your Toddler’s Gross Motor Skills

By Maria T. Pepin

Gross motor skills refer to the development and strengthening of the large muscles in the body. For example: movements required for head control, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, standing and walking. Toddlers learn new gross motor skills by practicing until a skill is mastered. Therefore, it is very
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7 Great Activities to Improve Your Toddler's Vocabulary

By Nancy Da Silva

For the first few years of their lives you’ve become attuned to every single nuance of your baby’s cries. You know which cry means they’re hungry, which means they need to be changed and which means they are in pain or uncomfortable. As they move into toddler age, you may notice your baby starting
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