Brain Development







The frontal lobe of the brain (located behind the forehead) handles all thought and voluntary behavior such as walking, speech, and problem solving, and some aspects of emotion. Development in this area really takes off between six and 12 months, when your baby becomes more mobile and verbal. To learn […]

Brain Development: Frontal Lobe


Before babies can walk or even talk, they crack jokes, according to a new review of the literature in Current Biology by Vasudevi Reddy of the University of Portsmouth and Gina Mireault of Johnson State College. It’s a fairly new way of thinking about infant humor, they write, and one that may […]

Babies Are Tiny Comedians



During pre-school and Kindergarten, the brain grows steadily, increasing from seventy percent to ninety percent of its eventual adult weight. In addition to gains in size, the brain undergoes considerable reshaping and refining. Among these modifications are profound changes in the frontal lobes-areas of the brain devoted to regulating thought […]

Brain Development In The Pre-K and K Years










A baby’s first smile is an exciting moment. But what can it tell us about their understanding of the world? Boasting about the speed of childhood development is the sport of choice for many a doting parent. From the 12-week scan right through the early years, monitoring the physical and […]

Peek-a-Boo: A Window On Baby’s Brain