Napping and Brain Development

Why do some children stop napping before others? New research suggests that transition out of napping may have to do with brain development, not age.   The research focused on the hippocampus, which is the memory area of the brain. When little children nap, they “consolidate emotional and declarative [conscious recollection of facts and events] memories…”  Read More

Peek A Boo

What does playing Peek-A-Boo accomplish? You can’t force skill development. Although there are typical developmental stages that occur usually at certain ages, you can’t force a child to develop a skill like object permanence. Think of it instead as providing the healthy environment that can stimulate this development. Remember that children are just not capable Read More