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Find information and resources for parents on children’s development. Read helpful tips designed to help your child reach their fullest potential and maximize…
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Help cultivate an attitude of gratitude! Teach your child to be thankful this holiday season and throughout the year with these tips! #parenting #thankful #parentingtips #childdevelopment
While many grandparents live far away, or may need to keep a distance at this time, there are still ways that your child can bond with them. Read this blog to learn more about the importance of grandparent-grandchild bonds, and how you can keep the connection going, even at a distance. #grandparents #grandparentsday #socialdistancing #familybonding #bondingtime #familyactivities #bondingactivities #grandkids #grandchildren
Be careful! When your baby or toddler learns a new skill, it's common for them to lose their balance and fall. Here are a few things you can do when baby falls. #baby #toddler #parentingtips #parenting #babytips #toddlertips

Parenting Tips

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What can baby see? How well does baby see you? Baby's vision develops significantly in the first 7 months, so here's a look at what you should expect! ⁠#babyhealth #babydevelopment #visiondevelopment #babysfirstyear #newborn #newbornbaby #infanteyesight #newbornvision #pediatrics #occupationaltherapy
What does reflux look like in babies and why does it matter? #GERD #GER #reflux #babydevelopment #babytips #momtips #newborn #newborntips #newparents #babyspitup #babyhealth #pediatrics
It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics that baby receive an early hearing test by the time they are 1 month old. Find out what to expect here! #baby #newborn #babyhearing #babyhealth #pediatrics

Child Health

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Have you ever wondered about what a pediatric physical therapist does or if your child may need to see one? Learn more about pediatric PTs at Pathways.org! #pediatrics #physicaltherapy #pediatrictherapy #physicaltherapist #pediatrictherapist #motorskills #grossmotorskills #childdevelopment #babydevelopment #childhealth #babyhealth #pediatricPT Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation
Detecting delays early and getting any therapy services your child may need will help your child reach their fullest potential.   Just as hearing and vision screening are required in many states, Pathways.org believes every child should be screened to see if additional help is needed for their motor, sensory, or communication development. Early motor delays can be detected as early as 2 months old.
Baby's early years are some of the most important time for their development. Find out the steps you can take to help identify early delays in your child and get information on early intervention tools and resources here. #babydevelopment #earlyintervention #earlydetection #physicaltherapy #babyhealth #pediatrics #pediatrictherapy #occupationaltherapy Copyright © 2020 Pathways Foundation

Early Intervention

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Certain milestones like the first time baby smiles or baby’s first word are ones parents look forward to and might remember forever. Did you know there are a lot more communication milestones in addition to these? In fact, there are a lot of communication milestones before baby begins talking. Our brochure contains speech and language …
Every parent wants the best for their child. And every parents worries because development in during the first few months and years of life is so important. But you can relax. This is why Pathways.org has resources like our Assure the Best brochure. It features milestones, what to watch for in development, and tips help your baby reach their milestones. | Pathways.org
Use our charts and checklists to help track your child’s development through 6 years old. Print the checklists and bring to well-baby visits to help you discuss any potential concerns. Copyright © 2018 Pathways Foundation

Development Checklists and Charts

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How are daily activities different for toddler at 13-18 months? Keep track of the key abilities you should look out for during their mealtime, bath time, and more! #13monthold #14monthold #15monthold #18monthold #toddler #toddlerdevelopment #dailyactivities #toddlerlife #toddlerroutine #milestones #toddlermilestones
Is your 10-12 month old able to calm themself to fall asleep? Do they enjoy bath time? Use this daily activities chart to check off the rest of baby's abilities. ⁠#10monthold #11monthold #12monthold #babydevelopment #dailyactivities #babylife #babyroutine #babymilestones #milestones

Baby and Toddler Abilities

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Social-emotional skills will help your child in many ways throughout their life. It is important for understanding thoughts and feelings to help communicate and act appropriately. It also helps children develop healthy relationships with friends and family. You can help them develop these important skills from the time they are born. Copyright © 2018 Pathways Foundation
Every parent wants the best for their child. And every parents worries because development in during the first few months and years of life is so important. But you can relax. This is why Pathways.org has resources like our Assure the Best brochure. It features milestones, what to watch for in development, and tips help your baby reach their milestones. Copyright © 2018 Pathways Foundation
New parents hear about Tummy Time a lot. But why is it so important? Baby should always be on their back while sleeping, so when baby is awake you want to put them on their tummies so they can build neck, shoulder, and core muscles by looking up. Tummy Time can help prevent flat spots on the head and promote motor and sensory development.

Printable Brochures

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Baby-proof your home using these guidelines to keep your baby or toddler safe and sound. More tips at Pathways.org! #babyproof #babygate #babysafe #babysafety #babytips #babysafetymonth #babyproofing

Safety Tips For Kids and Baby

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New parents experience a lot of firsts with their baby! It can be overwhelming at times… We try to make all this information a little easier to find and understand. Watch videos on early childhood development topics ranging from infant carriers to developing life skills to using mirrors to help development.
See all of baby's milestones for their first year. Watch the Pathways.org video series to see what motor, sensory, communication, and feeding milestones should look like from 0-12 months.
Watch this role play between a doctor and a parent at a well-baby visit. The parent expresses concern about her son’s development and, at first, the doctor gives her an unsatisfactory response but by documenting her son's development the doctor recommends a screening.

Quick Videos on Development

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Get your toddler talking! Try these 5 easy ways to add communication to your daily routine. Add language play into your daily routine without having to add extra activities!
Teaching your baby to use signs could help them express their wants and emotions before they’re able to speak. Some parents use signs from ASL, but you can create your own signs to communicate with your little one. Try these common signs to help your baby learn to say "eat", "please", "thank you", and more common, useful words.

Early Learning

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Track your baby's physical development from 3-15 months! These are typical physical development positions that baby should be able to do at their age. Click on the link to view the full handout to learn more about baby's development! #babydevelopment #childdevelopment #milestones #motorskills
Watch one mom, Jill, as she shares her story of Tummy Time with her two small sons, William and Stevie. Learn practical tips she used when her baby first resisted Tummy Time and the benefits she has seen since he became more comfortable with Tummy Time.
Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know it helps build muscles, but how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time? Use these tips and abilities by age to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Eventually, baby should prefer playing on their tummy to their back.

Motor Development

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Corrected age? Adjusted age? What does this all mean to parents of preemies? Here's a simple breakdown. #newborn #newbornbaby #pediatrics #preemie #prematurebaby #NICUbaby #babytips
Have you heard of “adjusting for prematurity” or “corrected age”? If baby is premature, it’s important to measure their milestones based on their corrected age. Read more about how you can adjust for prematurity at Pathways.org! #premature #prematurebaby #preemie #prematurity #nicu #parentingtips #adjustedage #nicubaby #nicuparent #preemieparent Copyright © 2020 Pathways Foundation

Premature Baby

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How do pets impact a child's development? From motor to executive function skills, discover the benefits of having pets! #childdevelopment #kidspets #familypets #petsafety #socialemotionalskills #communicationskills #kidsandpets #petfriend
What are the benefits of playing in nature (hint: it's great for your child's development)? How do you keep the kids safe as they play and what fun outdoor activities can you try? Find out at Pathways.org! #kidsplay #outdooractivities #natureplay #kidsactivities #outdoorfun #playmatters #playideas #childdevelopment #playoutside
Have twins or are expecting twins in the near future? Here's what you should know about their developmental milestones - including how to track them! #twins #babydevelopment #babymilestones #millestones #twinsdevelopment #twinparents #twintips #babytips #twinparentingtips #parenting

Topics of Development

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Children’s Mental Health Week
Make this Father's Day one to remember! Try these fun things to do with Dad on Father's Day.

Family Activities

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Safety first! Help create a safe sleep environment for baby by following these 8 safe sleep guidelines! #babysleep #sleeptips #kidssleep #safesleep #babysafety #babytips #newborn #newparents #expectingparents
Sleep is important to your child's development. Make sure you baby or child get thes nap time they need! Read to learn about how many hours they need per day at Pathways.org. #naps #naptime #sleeptips #naptips #babynaps #babysleep #sleepingtips #babysleeping #bedtimeroutine #overtiredbaby #babybedtimeroutine #bedtime #naptime #sleeptipsforbabies #parenting #toddlers #sleeproutine Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation
Prevent flat head syndrome (positional plagiocephaly) by following this simple sleeping tip! Make safe sleep a priority by trying these other helpful baby sleeping tips on our site! #flatheadsyndrome #positionalplagiocephaly #safesleep #babysleeping #babysleeptips #pediatrics #physicaltherapy #pediatrictherapy

Sleep

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