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Your North Cobb child care guide to cognitive development in infants

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Your infant’s development is charted by milestones that are divided into categories of physical, language, cognitive and social-emotional growth. Here, we will take a look at cognitive milestones – the growth your child achieves by exploring through the senses.

Month One to Three

  • Track objects from side-to-side when 12 to 15 inches away
  • Fascinated by own hands
  • Reacts more to mother’s voice
  • Pays attention to and recognizes familiar faces
  • Looks towards sounds

Month Three to Six

  • Understands cause and effect (banging a toy on the ground makes a noise)
  • Explores objects with the mouth
  • Reaches for dangling objects and toys
  • Shows curiosity about manipulating objects, new sounds, sights, etc

Month Six to Twelve

  • Has favorite toys and people
  • Looks for objects/toys that have been hidden
  • Develops food preferences
  • Responds to music with physical movements
  • Able to point to things
  • Starts to understand and repeat gestures/facial expressions
  • Notices differences between objects

Every child achieves milestones at a unique rate. Is is best to evaluate your child according to the milestones recently achieved, rather than the age the milestones are designated to. Healthy, varied stimulation is key to supporting all areas of your child’s brain development while essential neural connections are being built. Try engaging all your child’s senses with a fun picnic at Laurel Park where your child can explore the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors.

If you are looking for a child care facility that offers the best support for your child’s development, consider Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of North Cobb. We offer an exclusive infant program that combines state-of-the-art educational child care with fun, love and socialization. Your child will take part in age-appropriate developmental activities like story time, tummy time, preverbal sign language and interaction with other infants. For more information on our facility and programs, please contact us today.

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