Day by day


In this section, you will find lots of activities designed to stimulate your child’s growth and development.

You’ll also find helpful hints on how to make it easier to care for your baby.

Videos are grouped by age. Each set of videos is accompanied by explanatory text. If your child was born preterm, be sure to use “corrected age” up until age 2 years.

You can also look at the MODULES section of this website for further practical information. The first two modules in particular, Decoding Behaviour and Positioning, integrate well with this section.


Before you begin

  • Loosen the baby’s diaper for comfort.
  • Dress the baby in comfortable clothing for freedom of movement.
  • Position the baby according to basic principles



Research and Development

Audrey Charpentier Demers, Catherine Chaput, Perrine Peckre, ergothérapeutes à l’Hôpital Sainte-Justine
Marie Michèle Gagnon, Jessica Gennaoui, Geneviève Lupien, Manuella Materassi, physiothérapeutes à l’Hôpital Sainte-Justine


Julie Gosselin, professeur en ergothérapie à l’Université de Montréal
Thuy Mai Luu, pédiatre au CHU Sainte-Justine
Audrey Duquette, psycho-éducatrice au CHU Sainte-Justine

English Translation and Critical Revision
Danielle Buch, Medical Writer, Applied Clinical Research Unit, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre

Last Updated: 2018

Scientific references 

  • Accardo PJ, Accardo JA, Capute AJ. A Neurodevelopmental Perspective on the Continuum of Developmental Disabilities. Dans: Accardo PJ, éditeur. Developmental disabilities in infancy and childhood. 3e ed. Baltimore, MD: Paul H Brookes; 2007.
  • Baulu Macwillie, M., & Samson, R. (1991). Apprendre c’est un beau jeu Chenelière Éducation.
  • Bly, L. Baby Treatment Based on NDT Principles; 1999. (ouvrage consulté.)
  • Bly, L. Motor Skills Acquisition in the First Years; 1994.
  • Case-Smith J. Development of Childhood Occupations. Dans: Case-Smith J, éditeur. Occupational Therapy for Children. 5e ed. Philadelpie: Elsevier Mosby; 2005.
  • Magill-Evans, J., & Harrison, M. J. (1999). Parent-child interactions and development of toddlers born preterm. West J Nurs Res, 21(3), 292-307; discussion 308-212.
  • Piper, M.C. & Darreh, J. Motor Assessment of the Developing Infant. 1994.

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