Looking at a newborn it is difficult to imagine them talking, but believe it or not they are already working on the skills to get there! In the first three months babies are taking in a lot of new information and practicing the skills that they will need to be able to express their wants […]
In today’s world it can seem like your “to do” list is never-ending. Taking time out to “teach” your young child may not fit into your schedule as easily as you had hoped. Everyone is busy but there is ALWAYS time to teach your child something new. You can encourage your child’s development while doing […]
Learning can take place anywhere! If you look at the world through a child’s eyes there is so much to learn. It does not have to take place in a school or special setting to be meaningful for a child. By being creative it is easy to adapt any location to enhance the learning […]
Child development can be broken down into 5 main areas including: Cognition, Communication, Motor, Social Emotional, and Adaptive. All skills from a baby making eye contact with his mother to a toddler being able to feed himself with a fork fit into one of these categories. The posts on this site will be linked to […]
This is me and my beautiful bouncing baby boy! Before my little guy arrived I earned a Bachelor's degree in Special Education Birth to 21 as well as my Masters in Education. For six years I worked as an Early Interventionist serving children and families from birth to age three. Much of the work I did with children was actually by coaching parents and childcare providers on strategies to use with their children to help their development progress. After 5 years of giving parenting advice to others, I became a parent myself when I gave birth to Kian. Hence the name "Parenting Expert to Mom". What I learned through this experience is the strategies that I was using as an Early Interventionist work well with ALL children.
Self Help Skills include those needed for your little one to someday become independent in their daily routines. Your newborn may be a long way from that right now, but they are already showing signs that they are growing these skills from day one. All children develop differently so know that if your baby is not […]
Springtime is here which means there are lots of opportunities for your little one to learn, explore, and enjoy the outdoors. If you will be planting or tending to a garden during these next few months then this guide will help you to encourage development in all areas while you plant so that your toddler […]