Conversation with Babies and Toddlers Builds Language as well as Social Thinking

We’ve heard frequently in the child development news and on social media that back-and-forth communication with the zero to three crowd is extremely important for brain development and for school readiness.¬† We used to think that the number of words we used with babies and toddlers mattered most to their brain and language development, but […]

Top 10 ORB3 Phrases to Teach Emotional Understanding in Infants and Toddlers

Surprisingly, most people don’t think of understanding emotions as a school readiness skill. ¬†Daycares, preschools and families spend so much time emphasizing pre-literacy skills, such as developing a love of reading and understanding rhyme, and “academic-type” skills (e.g., counting, learning letters of the alphabet, etc.) that the majority have come to think that these are […]