Move, grab, play

The mobility of the boy evolves very rapidly during their first year. In addition, there are games and toys to stimulate it.


With these hands

When we talk about fine motor skills we mean the ability of the child acquires his hands. The more you practice with them, be more agile, but in general, these are the milestones in its development during the first year:

  • With three months.Board hands over his chest.
  • With six months. Spend things from hand to hand.
  • With nine months.Hold increasingly small objects with one or both hands.
  • With 12 months.Grab small things with his index finger and thumb (makes the “clip”).
  • From the year.Take objects precisely, piling things, put one inside the other …

The possibilities hands give the child to explore the world are unique. To exercise this skill you can encourage him: take large, medium and small objects, stack them or take them from one place to another; put things in a box, take them out and re-save; turn the pages of a story, do puzzles and constructions, press the buttons of his toys “to see what little sound or what song we hear”; Five wolves moving interpret each finger independently; note where your nose, eyes, mouth and yours is !; scribble with crayons and finger paints; rip paper; try to catch the water while bathing and see how it slips through your fingers and lots of other things.

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Feet, what I want to!

Gross motor has to do with the global movement; ie with changes in body position, crawling, balancing, crawling, the ability to turn on itself, etc.

  • With three months.Raise your head when lying down, resting on the forearms.
  • With six months.Holding his head. He turns back to face down and vice versa.
  • With nine months.He sits alone with your back straight and head control. It creeps and crawls.
  • With 12 months.It can keep standing holding onto furniture or leaning against the wall.
  • From the year.It throws to walk. From now on there will be no one can stop him!

Gradually the child gains muscle tone, agility and speed in their movements. The evolution is progressive and must never force you to move faster than it takes its rhythm.

There are exercises for each stage and, right now, these are a must: put a pad upside down; let him lying on his back on a blanket of activities to kick her feet to dolls; clear the hallway and encourage him to crawl;up and down stairs in your hand; play ball; winding the electric train to chase; jump and walk out of your hand; he races, go on one leg, play English hideout behind the shoe, ride a tricycle …

How to Treat Infertility: Three Artificial Treatments That Work

Infertility has been a problem for most couples. In fact, there are more couples that deal with it than you think. The problem with infertility is that it is an issue that is rarely talked about mainly because it is an issue that is thought to be shameful. Aside from the fact that people are quite judgmental when it comes to having a wife or a husband, they can be ruthlessly judgmental when it comes to having a son and a daughter. With this, more and more couples are looking for ways to bear a child. From superstitions to natural treatments, there are still some artificial treatments that may be quite expensive but are proven to work.

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First are medications. This is where the woman or the man is asked to take certain medications for fertility. First, there are some hormone treatments that are used by women who have ovulation issues. The usual medicine is Clomid or Serophene. This is an anti-estrogen drug that is proven to treat women who are ovulating normally but may be facing some problems. The usual dosage is 50-150mg per day. Medications can vary so be sure to ask your doctor before taking anything.

Artificial Insemination

For women who don’t have problems but have infertile men, artificial insemination can be a good solution to their problems. This is where they choose a sperm from a so-called sperm bank and that sperm is used to fertilize their egg. The good thing about this is that you can usually choose your sperm donor. This will let you choose not only how your child will look like but what genes he or she will have.

In Vitro Fertilization

Last but not the least is in vitro fertilization. In fact, I think that this is the most popular among the three. This is a treatment where a healthy egg is fertilized by a sperm in a laboratory and injected into a woman’s uterus. The egg or the sperm can be donated depending on who in the couple have some fertility issues.

If you’re looking into some of these artificial treatments, I highly recommend that you go the ‘in vitro’ route. Sure, it can be quite expensive but it is almost guaranteed. You can always search for healthy donors by looking up the words “egg” or “sperm” along with your location. For example, you can type egg donation san antonio in your search and you’ll uncover some fertility centers in your area.

Help Make Exercise Fun For Your Children With a Custom-Built Play System

When we were young, we used to tell time by the streetlights. Everyone has fond memories of playing out in the street before dark, only to be called in for dinnertime. Most adults recall the endless hours of playing outside, the games, the imaginary worlds created with our neighbours and our friends from school. Unfortunately, today’s children have quite the opposite mindset. The vast majority of contemporary children dreads playing outside and would prefer to hang out instead on their video game console systems, family computer and television. Contemporary research has shown thatan emerging generation of children spends about five and half hours of play outside per week, which is drastic compared to the 19 hours a week outside spent by children in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

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There are many contributing circumstances to this drastic change of activity. A new reliance on technology, double income households and a fear of child predators and safety has made playing outside seem like a dangerous proposition. Yet playing outside can be an amazing way to bond with your children and help them get some much needed exercise. There are ways to convince your children to walk out into their backyard to play. First, consider building an outdoor gym for your child. Swingsets and basketball nets are a relatively inexpensive investment, especially when compared to the hours a child would spend playing on their brand new Xbox or tablet. Children receive a lot of physical benefits from the mere act of swinging or shooting around for 20 minutes. This popular pastime is important for a child’s development as it helps develop balance and hand-eye coordination which is vital to everyday living. These simple acts of exercise may also assist in building up your child’s focus and attention.

An outdoor play structure, such as a jungle gym, will develop your child’s physical motor development as well fostering an environment for imaginative play and social interaction. Jungle gyms work physical muscles as well their intellectual development. For your kids, they can be a fun experience of challenge-building core strength and visual motor skills as they skip from bar to bar. With a little imagination, suddenly they’re traveling through a fort or a castle. This kind of imaginative interaction with the outside world draws on different muscles and awareness than the skills a child might develop as they play video games, or by watching television. Time playing basketball with their friends can help to foster fine motor skills, social awareness, problem solving and cause and effect. As your children learn to share and take turns, they will develop a keen awareness of other people. All of these lessons can happen in addition to the exercise they’ll obtain while having fun!

By providing your children with a structurally sound outdoor play system, you are contributing to their better overall health and educational development. Better yet, incorporate your child’s thoughts and ideas when designing a play structure with a reputable manufacturer. For the sports lover, add a basketball hoop. (The manufacturer Play Rainbow sells a series of customizable basketball systems that can be adjusted as your child grows taller, go to to see more details.) The pirate enthusiast may enjoy a built-in helm. Many play structures feature rock climbing walls, rope swings and zip lines. But for you and your child, the sky is the limit on the design, whether you’re pushing them on a backyard swing or helping them to win the NBA finals.

1 month: emotional development

1 month emotional development

Emotional development

Talk about emotional development, this means that the child has more emotions – from sadness to joy, to the anger – and learns to master them. Newborns begin to express emotions as they come into the world. Over the following months, they show their sadness and joy.

At this age:

  • He loves physical contact and touch, and research.
  • It reacts favorably to the comfort and well-being.
  • He cries when he feels pain or discomfort.

1 month emotional development

Gradually, he began:

  • Recognize a familiar voice and calm down when he hears it.
  • Communicate moods crying in different ways.

1 month emotional development

How to help improve?

Your baby has a unique personality that will develop at its own pace. But you can help foster this development by practicing parenting Comfort, Play & Teach. This approach is designed to easily integrate into your daily routine.

Adapted to the current age of your baby, the table below gives examples of small gestures beneficial to his emotional development.

1 month: fine motor skills

1 month fine motor skills

Development of fine motor skills

Fine motor skills of the child develops; this means that it uses some small muscles of the fingers and hands to make precise movements in order to reach, grasp and manipulate small objects.

At this age:

  • He stares at colorful objects located at a distance of 20 cm to 35 cm.
  • It follows a person eye when lying on his back.
  • He usually keeps his fists or partially closed.
  • Remember that children do not develop at the same speed in all areas. The information on this website is intended to be general. If your child’s development concern, it is best to consult your doctor.
  • He grabs the handle of a spoon or rattle when trying to open his hand (he keeps usually clenched fists), but released quickly.

1 month fine motor skills

Gradually, he began:

Hold an object for a while, mechanically.
Better coordinate the eyes to follow moving objects.
Become fascinated with his own hands.

How to help improve?

Your baby has a personality that will grow only at their own pace. But you can help foster this development by practicing parenting Comfort, Play & Teach . This approach is designed to easily integrate into your daily routine.

Adapted to the current age of your baby, the table below gives examples of small gestures beneficial to the development of fine motor skills.

1 month fine motor skills


When you take her hands and that you bring to gently caress your face,
your baby learns to become familiar with your face in the observing and the feeling.
When you move slowly from left to right, holding your head in front of his face,
Your baby learns by watching your face and following the movements of your head, in watching other objects.


When hanging a colorful toy above his bed,
your baby is trying to look at the objects around when lying on the back.
When you lay him on his back, alternating its position at one end of the bed and then to the other,
your baby looks at objects from different angles (which also helps to avoid the phenomenon of the ” flat head “).


When you give it a rattle,your baby learns to briefly grab an object.

Disputes between partners

Disputes between partners

How to protect your child

Here are ways to reduce the negative effects that your arguments with your partner can have on your child:

Try, as far as possible, not to argue in front of your child.

If a dispute occurs in his presence or close enough for him to hear it or the way, do not shout or excessive.

Disputes between partners

If a dispute occurs in his presence or close enough for him to hear or that way, discuss solutions with your partner and put an end to your fight. Make peace as soon as possible for your child means that disagreement is over and that they learn to resolve conflicts by following your example.

Try not to disturb your child by playing for a moment and showing you overly nice to your partner the next moment in order to compensate for the hardness of your trade.

Do not deny that you have played if your child has seen you. Reassure him instead, saying that even if your partner and you were angry against each other, you hold one lot to another.

Make it clear to your child that it is not the cause of the conflict, there is nothing.

Make sure that neither you nor your partner does not imply your child in your conflicts forcing him to side with either of you.

Disputes between partners

Try not to justify your arguments by type excuses: “My day goes wrong” or “I am angry, that’s all.”

If your trade is physically violent or begin to have an impact on your child’s behavior is that it is time to get help. Consult your physician to direct you to appropriate family services located in your area.

Believe in Santa

Believe in Santa

Some parents are afraid to lie or deceive their children into believing in Santa Claus. Yet, when children learn the truth, they do not feel cheated. Often they themselves become complicit in their parents with younger people.

Stop believing in Santa Claus, it’s sort of a rite of passage at the age of reason, showing that they are no longer babies. But until then, that beautiful moments Santa can make them live!

Why are children so easily they believe in Santa Claus?

Before the age of 6 years, the child needs to see and touch to understand the world around them. For him, Santa Claus really exists as seen, he can feel and hear laughter. It even has a street address. The fact that the cookies are gone it leaves him on Christmas morning is further evidence of its existence. Based on these specific items, the child can easily get into the imaginary world and represent Santa Claus flying in the sky on Christmas Eve, and then enter his house and put gifts under the tree. It will not stop the fact that there is no fireplace in your home. If you made the remark to him, he will find an answer that suits him. Santa can pass through walls or windows.

2 to 3 years, it is possible that the child does not want to approach the Father Christmas, much less get on his knees taking pictures. This big man, dressed all in red and laughing loudly, makes him a bit scared. To 3 years, however, it will readily agree to touch him, talk to him; it might even send him a letter.
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Believe in Santa

If your child make a list of gifts they want to receive, no need to restrict it. By cons, once the list is complete, you can bring in Santa saying: “You know, it’s Santa Claus decides. It will perhaps not give you everything you want. Perhaps could you indicate 1 or 2 him you would most like to receive: it would help. Do you even lift.

Is not it wonderful to be able to call this nice gentleman rather than explain to your young child, for example, you do not have the money to buy everything? He will think you only have to go to the bank to have: banks are made for, right? They make such a remark will help avoid disappointment on Christmas. When it will stop believing in Santa Claus, he will have already learned to make choices. Furthermore, this list will help to provide gift ideas for loved ones who so request.

Believe in Santa

When your child begins to doubt

Some children stop believing in Santa Claus to 6 years, some 7 years or even later. These are the comments of the other kids at school who often germinate the first doubts. When your child asks you: “Is there for real Santa? “You can return the question to him:” What do you think, do you? “His answer will tell you about his desire to believe again.

The ideal in this “rite of passage” is to keep pace with your child, to strengthen him in his desire to believe or not.

Believe in Santa

Some parents are upset that their young children do not realize that gifts received come from them. It is only a matter of time they become aware and, by then, you will have furnished their childhood wonderful memories that will last throughout their lives happily.

Communication: how her day

Communication how her day

“Did you have a nice day? “” What did you do today? “These questions are surely on your lips after a day without your child. But the answers are often brief, “Nothing! I do not know! “How can you help him tell his day?

Tell to stimulate language

Ask your child questions about his day is a good way to encourage him to talk. When sharing an event with you, your child develops his vocabulary at the same time it is exercised to make sentences. Moreover, telling elements of his day, he learns to organize several logical sentences.

Your child may also have wanted to share with you a moment of the day, whether its conflict with a friend or dinner with Grandpa. Telling her day however a skill that develops gradually.

Communication how her day

To 2 years:

Your toddler is beginning to be able to report a very simple event, especially a moment that marked. He says, for example, “Victor made bobo! Not nice! Do you even lift.

To 3 years:

He manages to speak more clearly a few moments of his day. At this age, however, it does not always take into account the order in which the events occurred.

Around the age of 4 years:

Your child holds more what he says. He says, for example: “We ate outside and then we played in the yard. Do you even lift.

Between 4 and 5 years:

Your child is able to talk about the events of the day following their actual order.

Communication how her day

How to help?

Here are some ideas to help your child to talk about his day.

At all times:

Ask the person who spent time with your child to tell you the important moments of his day. Understand your child ‘s day when he comments or ask questions will be easier.

Ask questions that offer choices for your child, such as: “Have you played with Charles or Elizabeth? Do you even lift

Ask him using precise open questions. So, tell him “Who did you look books? “Instead of just asking him what he did.

From 2 years:

hen you play with him in doggie or doll, ask routine actions (eating, bathing, putting his pajamas …) in the usual order and discuss them.

Look for books that illustrate the course of a day or part of the day. Describe the events yourself to begin focusing on the word “after” (“He brushes his teeth after he lies “). Then let your child tell you what he sees.

Communication how her day

From 3 years:

Try to make him a short sequence of events that occurred that day. For example: “You are up to you, you ate cereal, and after? Do you even lift?

Take pictures of your baby during a routine. Then play correctly arrange the photos, and then to tell what he does. This will help to understand the sequence concept.

When it includes the question: “What did you like about your day? “Ask him what were his favorite moments, and then tell him yours. If you see that your child has difficulty to tell, do not hesitate to speak before him, to give him a model.

When your child understands jokes, take the opportunity to laugh with him, saying, for example: “Did you eat spaghetti or a big chocolate cake like home? “This will encourage them to tell.

Set an example to daycare

in daycare, the educator of your child can talk to her future activities. For example: “We play after you wash your hands, then we take the snack. “This will give him a good language models, in addition to reassure him. It can also display photos or drawings (pictograms) illustrating, in order, the important moments of the day and often show the children.

The first Christmas for your child

Children are the main protagonists of the holidays. The lights, gifts, meals ?? all their attention. With a year are too young to fully understand Christmas, but not to enjoy it. Discover how to make this time a happy experience for your child without overwhelm him.


For these days be stored in the unconscious memory of the child as a pleasant memory, parents should find a way to combine the celebrations of Christmas family with respect to the rhythms of a one year old . It is too small!
Children are less flexible than adults and have our adaptability. So you should take some precautions.
Where to celebrate Christmas with a one year old child ?

It is preferable that Christmas celebrations are made in our house , so the child does not lose sight of their usual environment that gives security. With a year, infants and miss their environment. If the family tradition requires holding dinners at home of grandparents or uncles should look for a site that may be on the floor near the couch, where sit you with a bag of toys new or has not seen a while ago, so it is entertaining.

These chances are good family contact for the socialization of the child , but not be heavy with the “kissing” and “salutes” . It can be affectionate without continuous hugs; do not expect that such young children to behave like perfect citizens.

You have to clear the place of potential hazards . If you are in a strange house, must prevent our hosts. A child of a year is spent on patrol in search of novelties. Beware of objects and foods that may cause choking (sweets, small pieces of the crib …), with the tops of alcohol, with lit candles, with holly and mistletoe (are toxic), with some Christmas decorations (balls Glass). Should place the Christmas tree out of reach.

How to organize dinners, sleep …

The adult meals on these dates (lamb, shortbread, nougat) are not the most appropriate for such a small child. If you fancy trying something (that happen especially sweets) can give wisely and in small quantities. If we are to dine late, often giving them their dinner fit them before, so that their schedules are not out of adjustment and we can dine calmer afterwards.

If our child has to go to bed later than usual, a good nap can give rope to staying up . Some children tolerate badly altered their schedules and be awake at the wrong time may make them irritable and whiny. In that case you must arrange for, even away from home, in a quiet room acostarles surrounded by things that give them security (his teddy, pajamas, his blanket, song or story goodnight …) .

If then we we will take home to continue sleeping, it may be desirable to wake him. Some children are distressed and disoriented when they wake up in a different place to the one in which they slept.

Parents should be understanding
Alterations in sleep routines your child can affect their diurnal behavior and make you more irritable and moody. It’s okay to alter a few days, provided that the end of the holidays we recover the usual habits and schedules. But we have to be sympathetic to the p equeños mismatches that may occur in their behavior .
The next day a movidita night may allow the child to sleep for another hour , but not much more, because the next night will cost asleep at the usual time and a vicious cycle occurs.

The Magi and Santa Claus, seen by a baby (almost)
Parents, Santa Claus and the Magi seem very friendly and friends of children per or children a year may find it too impressive , with their beards and robes. If we want our child to take a picture with one of these characters, do not we launch him into his arms abruptly.

Let’s start with you can observe from a safe distance how do other children, and then slowly draw near .If you are afraid, mantengámosle a cautious distance. We can now take the child to witness the Three Kings ; for it will be an exceptional experience and enjoy a lot watching her face in astonishment. However, seek to avoid waiting or strenuous hikes since a year children do not have much stamina.

Games and activities to wait for Christmas

The true magic of Christmas is for children. Therefore, we have prepared a very special Advent Calendar: we offer a daily activity for you to enjoy with your children, your grandchildren or your nephews countdown to the holidays.


Merry Christmas

Crafts, gifts made by ourselves, special recipes, look for Santa Claus …
These days are unique to share in family , have fun together and let us invade the Christmas spirit.Convert each day at a party.

Something to do with the kids every day
The real magic of Christmas is in the children . Therefore, we have prepared an Advent Calendar special: we offer a daily activity for you to enjoy with your children, your grandchildren or your nephews countdown to the holidays.

Day 1. 24 nights, 24 stories
Day 2. Not spruce missing
Day 3. Dear Kings
Day 4. Santa Claus boot
Day 5. A Bethlehem shepherds!
Day 6. Walking through an enchanted kingdom
Day 7. Shhh! Be quiet!
Day 8. How little letters?
Day 9. gold chains at fir
Day 10. Welcome to a holiday home
11. Day Gifts surprise. How about a homemade candle?
12. Day Gift wrap to seal the house
Day 13. Roasted Apples luxury
Day 14. Today we paint
15th Session of family photos
Day 16. Mom and Dad were too small
Day 17. Hot Chocolate
18. Day time capsule
Day 19. sparrows Delights
Day 20. Recital carols
21. Peace Day under the mistletoe
Day 22. Santa Claus Lights
Day 23. A very relaxing bath
Day 24. The Big Night