Tag Archives: babies

ACEs and Brain Architecture

A healthy newborn brain is about one-quarter the size of an adult brain, but it comes packed with the pieces and parts required for phenomenal development, especially from birth to age 3. An average baby’s brain triples in size during … Continue reading

Serious Science: Play!

“Babies learn through their five senses rather than an academic style of learning. That’s why talking, reading, singing, tummy time, grabbing books and toys, and knocking over that pile of blocks is optimal for development. It’s all part of the … Continue reading

No Teeth, Baby Teeth, Healthy Teeth

Roman Olney is a tooth brushing champion and has the excellent dental health to prove it. I ask, “Roman, how many teeth do you have?” He’s quick to answer, “Two!” With a great big smile, he shows off a mouth … Continue reading

Oh Baby! No Money, No Car Activities

Baby Activities for When You Have No Money or Transportation When we lived in the Caribbean, my son and I spent many days without many kid-friendly resources. We had to stay close to home because nap time was school time … Continue reading

Baby Items You Should (and Shouldn’t) Buy Used

When we lived in Grenada, buying used baby items was the norm for every family there. Not only are baby items expensive to begin with, but hauling or shipping new items to the island proved far too expensive to be … Continue reading