Intellectual development of infants

by Shelby Schleicher

how intelligence develops

0-1 months

-practices inborn reflexes and doesn't understand self as separate person

1-4 months

-combines two or more reflexes and develops hand-mouth coordination

4-8 months

-acts intentionally to produce results and improves hand-eye coordination

8-12 months

-begins to solve problems, finds partially hidden objects and imitates others

what types of intelligence develops

  1. motor skills
  2. coordination



what can you do to increase intelligence

  • give the child time and attention
  • provide positive feedback
  • express love
  • read
  • talk
  • let them explore surrounding