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.
Here are some great ideas to help encourage your baby's social and emotional development through play.
From the moment your baby is born, they start using their senses to learn about the wonderful world around them.
Babies are social beings who enjoy being around people they know and love, especially you.
How's this for an amazing fact: your baby will develop at a faster rate in their first year than any other year of life.
Even though they're immobile and can't speak, there are plenty of ways you can engage and communicate with your newborn to stimulate their physical, cognitive and emotional development.
What is a confident baby? A child that feels secure and safe.
Paediatrician and Fisher-Price paediatric specialist Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions mums and dads have asked about playing with their children from 12 months to toddlerhood.
Paediatrician and Fisher-Price paediatric specialist Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions mums and dads have asked about playing with their babies from birth to 12 months.
The first time your child learns a new skill at playtime is very exciting - for both you and your baby! Play is important to your child's development for a variety of reasons - here are some simple ideas for you to try at home.
Even in the womb, music can help build an emotional connection between you and your child. As your baby grew inside you, they became used to your voice, and you might even have sung to your unborn child or played soothing music.
Bedtime might not seem like the most natural choice for a baby to learn new things, but a new study suggests it's the best time for them to develop memories and retain new behaviours.