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  • The Leading Bilingual International School in Vietnam

    We are proud to be the only bilingual school in Ho Chi Minh City that is fully accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools).

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  • Confident and Independent Learners 

    Graduating with a global perspective in their learning and a great sense of pride in their heritage, our students are well-equipped to pursue their passions and ambitions wherever they choose to go.

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  • Inspiring Students to Succeed

    Our experienced, highly-qualified teachers ignite creativity and a love of learning in every student.

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  • A World-class Education

    The internationally recognised British curriculum coupled with traditional Vietnamese values makes our school unique and a very special learning environment.

    An unique and a very special learning environment at BVIS HCMC

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

22 November 2016

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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