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DEVELOPMENT / activities with the child (11 months)

Practical tips

A trip in the car: the Child likes to ride in the car, but now he doesn't fall asleep immediately, as before. Hang it above your seat, large beads or curler to entertain baby while traveling.

Take your baby to the store for shopping: Going to the grocery store, take the baby. Usually such walks are a good influence on children. Tell your child about what he sees, and let him put in the basket a few small items. Remember that giving the child something to eat while walking, you can gradually develop the habit that will be hard to get rid of.

New friends: Although the baby still always watching you, he likes to make new friends among adults. The child will quickly get used to a stranger, if he would give him a toy.

Going to a restaurant: Parents, like children, like sometimes to eat out. Unfortunately, in this age, the child may not always eat what is served to adults. In the restaurant you can take a child folding chair and have the child sit at the table. Don't forget to grab a bag of toys and food for the baby.

Playing with other children: Your child wants to communicate with other children. If he has older brothers and sisters or neighbors of their age, he was interested in watching their games and trying to draw attention to themselves. With peers kids behave differently. First, the children will play separately, then after some time to get acquainted. Soon they will begin to look each other in the face and even share toys.


Feed the doll: Put your hand in a toy animal. Give the kid a ball and ask him to feed the toy. After you show the child how it's done, he'll understand what you're saying.

Daughters and mothers: Give your child a hairbrush and a doll. Watch, whether it will be to brush her hair.

Humor: Odinnadcatiletnij child has developed a sense of humor. He starts to have fun and laugh, if you notice something funny. Imagine that you want to drink from his horn or his Shoe boots. See how your baby laughs?

Outside the window: If you hear a plane or bird sings, bring the child to the window and tell him about what they see.

New discoveries

Rhythm: Show the child how to beat the rhythm with a wooden spoon on an inverted pan or molds for cakes.

Through the tunnel: Give a toy car to drive through a cardboard tube. The child will look forward to when it appears at the other end of the tunnel.

Put the puppet on his hand: Give the kid a hand puppet, and he makes her move.

Toy with ribbon: Tie a colorful ribbon to the two most favorite toys of your child, for example to the machine and to bear. Put them some distance from the baby, so that he could reach them, only for pulling the ribbon. Ask him to give you a first Teddy bear, and then the typewriter. Soon he will learn to get the right toy. Try to play put first one and then both toys so baby were visible only ribbons.

Clockwork toy: the Child learns to play with toys that can be controlled. Give him a typewriter, above which there is a lever. With this lever, the child may regulate its movement.

Development coordination

"Exercise log": Put on the well-polished floor boards (or Ironing Board), of a size not less than 15 cm in width and 120 in length. Let the kid is on one edge of the Board, and on the other you put a toy. He should get with your help, to toys and take her. If the Board will lie on an incline, the game will be more interesting.

Adhesive paper: Put on the floor sticky paper, sticky side up. Attach the ends to the floor so that it does not slip. Let the baby pass through the paper. Put it with a few light toys: the child will gladly pick them up. This exercise gives a good workout for the muscles of the arms and legs of the baby. Try to finish the game before it will get bored.

Help baby descend the stairs: If a kid has learned to climb the stairs, show him how you need to go down on her stomach or getting to his feet. (It is better to show the child a safe way to get down the stairs than rely on the fact that the ladder will be permanently closed.)

The chair instead of a Walker: If the baby starts to walk and show him how holding a small easy chair, move it around the room.

Let the kid drive stroller: If the child is just learning to walk, let it ride a little buggy. This is a useful exercise, through which the child learns to balance and time to stop. (To a lightweight stroller has become more sustainable, put it in her heavy book.)

Barefoot on the floor: If your child goes alone or holds your hand, he likes to feel underfoot different surface. Let him walk barefoot on the carpet and smooth floor, sand and grass.

Decision making

Biscuits in the box: Place the pieces of crackers in a small box from under the film or in a plastic jar. Lightly cover the jar with a lid, and then show the kid how to shoot and get cookies.

Game ball: Push the ball, so he rolled towards the child, and let your child return it back to you. Sing a song and play the ball, trying to keep the rhythm.

Wrap toys: Wrap toys foil or paper towel, and let the child will deploy them. Do not tie them with ribbon or tape.

Cold items: came Back from the store and putting food in the fridge, leave multiple purchases, so that the child could himself to remove them. Talk with them about what they're cold, and give to touch. Let your child help you put them in the fridge.

Sew for baby bag: Sew baby flannel backpack, so he could wear it on my shoulders. Put toys inside, and let your child get them.

Buying shoes shoes: Give your child their shoes and show how they need to be shod.

Pets: If you are going to have a pet, it is best to do it now while the baby is not strong enough to accidentally hurt your pet. By the time when the child grows up, the pet will get used to it and in case of danger will be able to protect yourself. Your child will surely get great pleasure from playing with your four-legged friend.

Sitting toys: Give the kid a toy animal, which can be planted. Put the toy on its side and see whether the child can return her to a sitting position.

Everyday things

Feeding time

Bulk products: Very convenient to pour small cereal from one of the plastic cups in the other. So much harder to get dirty, than while pouring the water. Pour in a Cup of small pieces and show the child how to pour from one vessel to another. If you Wake up some crackers on the table, the kid'll gladly try.

Figure flour: If instead of a pencil to use flour, you get a magical drawings. Scatter the flour in a thin layer on a clean smooth surface. Move the flour with your finger, showing how you can draw circles, zigzags and straight lines.

Crackers: Allow the child to smear on the liver sweet jelly or jam, or let him decorate the cracker with butter slices of Breakfast cereal. Preparing your own meals, baby feels a sense of responsibility.

Self-service: When you give the child mashed potatoes, corn or other vegetables, though he himself will put a little on a plate: you will probably be surprised at what dish he wants to try.

Cup and spoon: Cup and spoon will help the kid to learn how to pour the liquid. Show him how to dip a spoon into the bowl of water and fill the Cup. In this endless game you can play without fear of being spattered. For more interest lay in the water, the ice cubes.

Bath time

Duck soup: Playing with water, the child acquires a great experience. Using different vessels, the kid gets acquainted with the concept of space and volume. Give him a ladle, strainer and lower into the bath a few toy ducks. You can join the child and to catch some of the duck. This activity helps the child develop coordination of hand and eye.

Clean bath: Give your baby a sponge to wash the bath. He likes to draw on the walls of the mug and hold the line up and down.

Draw and vilovi: Give your child a sieve and a few small toys. He will scoop sieve toys and take them out of the water. This game helps to develop coordination of movements.

Toothbrush: Give your child a toothbrush and see whether he will be brushing your teeth.


The game labels: Change baby is always difficult, but can be made much easier, allowing him to decorate the diaper stickers. He will be happy to attach them to the new clothes, and you will be able easily to change.

Clothes for bears: Sew for Teddy bears the little shirt. Garnish with her stripes. Have the child wear a bear. This will entertain him while dressing.

Adhesive tape: When the baby especially restlessly behaves while dressing, try to give him a piece of adhesive tape. Sometimes it helps to distract the child. He's going to stick and unstick the tape until you change his clothes.

The holidays

Pictures, which are able to begin with: Make for the baby book with pictures that are able to peep. Until you turn over the page, the child will play. (For this purpose it is possible to buy special toys in stores that sell the latest. You can glue or sew them under pieces of cloth in his self-made book.)

Clothes zipper: Dress the doll or Teddy bear suit zipper. Show the child how the zipper goes up and down, as she unbuttoned and buttoned. Let the child gradually learns to master some skills.

Playing with gloves: Playing with the big gloves will cause the child to solve a lot of problems. After making many attempts, he learns how to put on a hand in a glove. He can continue the game wearing a glove on your foot.

The song in the car, Sing familiar songs is a great activity while driving. If the baby refuses to sit on the seat and naughty, sing him some simple song, and you'll see how quickly he calmed down.


Marilyn Segal "Child's play from birth to one year"

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