Month 10 – Connecting Feeling and Thoughts in Action
We now know what has always seemed intuitively true–that separating the mind from the body or nature from nurture–is impossible. Every biological process leaves a psychological imprint, and every psychological event changes the architecture of the brain.
–Thomas R. Verny, Tomorrow’s Baby: The Art and Science of Parenting
Your active explorer is climbing up and over everything in his path. In their mobile play explorations this month, babies use a wide variety of sitting positions they can transition in and out of easily. A budding scientist, he is busy experimenting in his environment and making new connections and discoveries that are the physical foundation of many future cognitive concepts.