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  • A Vibrant & Eventful International School

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Development of Babies and Toddlers - Babies From Newborn to 12 months Old

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In these final months of the first year, your baby is very active and wants to be involved in everything that is happening. Often s/he will insist on doing things his or her way and wanting to make decisions. Improved hand-eye coordination mean that some activities become easier but you will also see their temper as they can become frustrated. Many children are capable of walking around holding onto furniture and some can stand briefly without any support. Language is used to really communicate with you and your baby is now able to recognize between 20 and 50 words. This is the time you may hear the first word! Your baby loves to be with you, yet may become a little anxious in the company of others. S/he enjoys being with other babies too, although is not yet ready to play with them.

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Well-developed children of this age should display the following:
• Understanding their very special relationship with their parents, as well as with friends and relatives
• Developing some clear and specific ideas about what their likes and dislikes are
• Becoming aware of themselves as a social individual
• Understanding the meaning of "no"
• Moving around on their own
• Pulling themselves to a standing position while holding on to their parents or a piece of furniture
• Sitting on their own for extended periods of time and enjoying exploring objects and the sounds they can make while sitting on the floor
• Imitating what a conversation sounds like, such as when they are playing with a telephone

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Parents can build a positive relationship and bond with their children by:
• Singing songs to them that refer to actions and include repeat phrases
• Moving to the rhythm of music together, imitating dancing
• Looking at simple books with clear pictures in them
• Playing 'hide and seek' behind the couch or curtains
• Talking to them as much as possible

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To create a positive, stimulating, and safe environment for your child:
• Making them a kitchen cupboard of their own to open and shut the door, and to play with things inside
• Giving them pots, lids and spoons to bang
• Sitting them on the floor with their toys and play together. Follow their lead if they start playing in a certain way and introduce fun by copying them and taking turns
• Encouraging them to push a trolley with bricks in it
• Cuddling and roll on the floor

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