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DEVELOPMENT / children (12 months)

Practical tips

Help the researcher: one-year-old kid is active experimenter that the necessary conditions for the conduct of its research. Try to make the environment possessed him to these classes. Put in a room boxes with interesting things. Hide behind the chair toys or tie them with ribbons, so that the baby could pull them.

Interest in the discovery of the child: When the child finds something interesting - shadow on the wall, scraping a piece of foil, smooth warm stones, and tell him about these subjects. The more you show interest in the findings of the kid, the more energetic he continues his search.


New discoveries

Walk under the rainbow: Hang in the doorway strip of colored cardboard length of two meters and below will secure her ends. You'll have a rainbow arch. Thanks to "the rainbow" a child learns about the location of objects in space. He will try to crawl under it, go back and forth and ride toys on wheels. Recognize what the height and size of his own body.

Sieve for sand: With sieve is very fun to play in the sand. The child can easily hold the sieve in his hand. Lifting it at different heights, the kid curiously watching through holes spilling sand.

Make a cardboard slide: Fold a piece of cardboard to make a small hill. Show your baby how to put at the top of the machine and then let it slide down.

"New" toy: Tie the rope a few old rattles, small toys and boxes. You'll have a fun toy that you can pull the rope. Soon the baby will bring new items to you and them tied.

Search: Play with the baby hide and seek. You should hide the toy, and he will search for her. The more often you repeat the names of the toys, the faster the baby develops it.

Senior friends: If your baby does not have any brothers or sisters, invite children of preschool age. The kid will repeat their actions, and you will be surprised how many new things he learns.

Game cube: Large cardboard cubes without the one hand will be a wonderful gift birthday. You can use them in different ways - build, put them in small items, insert into each other.

Scribble: High chair with table is a great place to draw. Because your child's fun to twirl a pencil or crayon, and not to create a work of art, let him paint used paper or newspaper.

Daughters and mothers: Give your baby lightweight stroller, or shopping cart and send it to walk with a doll. The kid will talk to her and it will help him develop language skills.

Development coordination

Work with a rake: Make for the child "rake", attach to the wand comb. Lay on the table toys, put the baby at the table and demonstrate how to collect a "rake" toys that not be touched. Remember that in this game the child can only play sitting. Don't let him walk around with a stick around the house.

Game of shadows: on a Sunny day, take the baby for a walk and show him how move the shadows. Stand up on his shadow, and he can even stand on your.

Throw a pea: Give your child dry peas and a large bowl or bucket. Show how to pour the peas into a bowl.

Ball game: let a large inflatable ball to roll down an inclined plane or flip them on the wall, and let the kid will catch him. This activity helps the child to better coordinate movement.

High step: If your child already knows how to walk, put before him the cubes in a row and have to step over them. This will help the baby learn to keep the balance.

Narrow tunnel: Place your feet so that the kid could pass between them. This will help him to learn more about its position in space.

Tie the rope: If the baby has learned to walk, put on toy animal "leash" and send the child to "walk".

Toy, where you can sit: If the baby is confidently walks, he can buy a toy, in which you can sit. It should be stable and low enough that the child could himself on her to climb.

Playing with clothespins: Show the child how to attach the old clothespins along the edges of the cans of coffee. This game helps to develop coordination of movements.

Mother's helper: Give your child a sponge to help you to wipe your Desk, and chair.

Small chair: Children who have learned to walk, like to sit on a small chair or stool. Try to find the house a little baby lounger or chair with cushion. It should be wide enough so that the kid could climb on it, and then turn around. Children sometimes difficult to sit comfortably on the chair.

Pop-up toy: Now, when the child has developed enough coordination, he likes to hit the objects, responding to his actions. There are a lot of toys with figurines inside, out out, if badly hit.

Decision making

Search for shoes: on a rainy day mum have to strain their imagination to entertain baby. Put together a pair of shoes. Let one of them in the baby's hand and ask him to find a second. If he can do it, bring another pair. If the baby will be difficult to find two shoes that help him.

Game bag: Give the kid the old wallet, some keys and purse. The child will be pleased to feel the owner of such "treasures". At the same time he tries to open the bag and put the wallet or put the key in the keyhole. So the kid learns more about the world surrounding objects.

Cubes: Build a tower out of blocks, and then offer to do it for the child.

The magic Cup: Your baby has quite a developed intellect and loves to solve complex puzzles. Put in front of him two inverted cups. Under one of them put a toy. Ask your baby, "Where is the toy?" raise a Cup to show him the hidden object. Do this several times. Then ask the child to find the right Cup.

Spools of colored thread: Give your child a box with a lid, where you can find several coils are medium in size with blue thread and one big red. Do cover the hole large enough for the blue coils and too small for the red. Soon the baby will find which coil crawls in a hole, and which are not.

The trip through the tunnel: Build a cardboard tunnel. Show the child how to work through his typewriter. The baby will be watching with interest, as it appears from the other end.

Playing with a cardboard tube: Give the kid a long cardboard tube. Show how it is to push the ball, so he was rolling on the floor.

Bath doll: Put in a baby bath, a big puppet, and let the baby bathed with her. Wash the doll's hair, and then offer to do it for the child.

The holidays

Cups with saucers: Before a child learns to read, he must understand the meaning of the word "one". Take plastic cups and saucers. Put a saucer. Put another few cups and saucers, saying: "Here's another saucer, here's another Cup."

Disappearing man: Make a hole in a paper Cup and drag through her straw. To the extent that in the Cup, attach a round piece of cardboard. Draw the face of the pieces of fabric and ribbon. Show your baby how to move the straw up and down so that the face appeared and disappeared.

Family album: Make the child a separate album with family photos. Put pictures of familiar people and Pets.

Read the baby book: Read the baby book. Let's see whether he will be able to independently turn the pages.

A memorable gift: Save business cards, invitations, ribbons and other items left after his first birthday. Put them in an album together with holiday photos. Looking at the album, the baby will be happy to remember their first birthday.


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

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