By 10 to 14 months babies usually speak their first word, but they can learn to use sign language from a much younger age.
A baby will develop their cognitive skills through a range of play activities. You can help encourage this learning through some of these play tips and ideas.
Playgroup NSW membership is now free for a year, for anyone with an infant under 12 months of age.
Does it work for your baby?
What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.
Gabby Holden, the Uniting Director of Early Learning, shares why the first few years are so vital for development and learning.
If you're feeling guilty about giving your little one the iPad so you can have a few moments' peace/do the laundry/catch up on some work - here's some welcome news.
Colourful kids spaces don’t only look great, but can assist in learning and behaviour, too.
These books make a great idea for baby showers, christenings, naming days, and early birthdays too.
Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.
Is it responsible parenting, or is this baby being subjected to unnecessary distress? That's the question dividing viewers of a video showing a six-month-old girl fending for herself in a swimming pool after being enticed to fall into the water.
A French dad has captured his 3-month-old daughter, June, in a series that shows her in outfits of different professions in order to show the possibilities ahead of her. The dad, Malo, says that he, his wife and a few friends work quickly to avoid tiring the baby out.
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite.