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Register our Open Day which will be held at 9:00 on 22 November 2018 to explore BVIS's exciting school life!
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    Top international school choice for ambitious Vietnamese families


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    All BVIS teachers are fully qualified and have verified relevant teaching experience


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    The only bilingual school in Vietnam with an international curriculum

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    Western and Vietnamese staff offering school tours, advice and tests


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    BVIS offers a vibrant international environment that respects Vietnamese culture


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Development of Babies and Toddlers - From New Born to nine months

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Your baby is now beginning to be able to sit up without your help and does so with much confidence. Mobility is increased through moving or crawling which means the world is opening up to your baby on a wider scale and offers new opportunities for play and exploration. Some children can stand by the end of this period. You will hear increases in speech sounds. Babbling becomes more controlled. Good listening skills means h/she can detect where words begin and end. Self-confidence and an awareness of others also increases. The ideas below will help you to support your baby’s development.

Parents can build a positive relationship and bond with their children by:
• Looking into their eyes and chatting with them
• Putting them on their back and grabbing their feet
• Placing them on their tummy and making them reach for a brightly coloured toy or piece of paper
• Playing "here is your nose - here is mummy's nose" role game
• Dropping their toy from their highchair over and over again, while they watch you pick it up and give it back to them


Well-developed children of this age should display the following:
• Understanding their parents’ appearance or disappearance
• Recognising and identifying a variety of their own feelings
• Having desires of their own
• Rolling over, front to back and back to front
• Sitting alone for a few moments when they are put in a sitting position, managing to sit by themselves without falling over
• Lifting their head and chest off the floor and supporting themselves on outstretched arms
• Swapping a toy from one hand to the other
• Producing a range of sounds, not only by 'talking' but also by banging objects together


To create a positive, stimulating, and safe environment for your child:
• Place them on the floor in a safe place on their tummy and encourage them to play
• Provide them with a variety of things to do, and either change what they are looking at or move them to a different spot so that they have something different to look at
• Place colourful toys nearby so that they can touch/try to touch them, look at them and hit them