Helping Babies Learn
Understanding how an average child develops can help you provide learning experiences that are age appropriate.
-Give your time and attention
-Provide positive feedback
-Express your love
-Talk, talk, talk
Childproof your house so that your child can learn what not to get into.
Childproofing is a matter of taking steps to protect your house so your child isn't in danger.
The Importance of Play
Play is work as well as pleasure, play is also a physical necessity through which development takes place. Through physical necessity babies strengthen their muscles, refine their motor skills, and learn about the world.
Different toys for different ages
Birth~3 months- Bright colors and interesting sounds are good things at this age.
4~6 months- Teething rings, cups, rattles, and plastic toys are good choices.
7~9 months- Blocks, balls, large plastic beads that pop apart, and roly-ploy toys.
10~12 months- Baskets, boxes, and other containers are fun.
Developing communication skills
Communicating without words
Babies communicate long before they can talk. By the end of the first year, they can effectively make most of their needs and wants known without word.
Learning how to speak
1~6 months- Makes sounds like coos, gurgles, and squeals.
7~12 months- They add actions to words, waving then saying or hearing "bye-bye".
13~18 months- Vocabulary begins to grow.
22~2 years- begin to construct three- and four- word sentences.
2~3 years- Follow rules of grammar for tense and plurals.