Being able to remember, imitate, and then place new objects, events, and actions into already established categories makes learning so much more efficient—your child doesn't need to think each time he sees a picture book, "I wonder what this is for?" Plus, this makes Baby so much more competent as he enters new and ever-expanding environments: friends' and family members' homes, playgrounds, libraries, children's museums, and many more.
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Curious about how else Baby might be developing right now? Learn more about her brilliant brain and her growing body here: