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Help your toddler development at 18 months

Help your toddler development at 18 months

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By now your toddler loves to be independent and move around doing things without your help. It is important that you provide a safe and loving environment for your child to explore.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Encourge your Child to Try New Activities

Praise and reward your child for his attempts at doing things on his/her own. Enourage learning in your toddler by motivating him to observe carefully while you show him any new activity.

Encourage pretend play and for that provide him or her with objects such as dolls, play telephones, etc.

Encourage to drink from a cup or use spoons or hands while eating. However, do not expect him or her to be perfect now. Be prepared for a mess.

Encourage empathy or compassion with suitable examples, such as teach him or her to pat or hug when he or she sees anyone crying or is sad.

Encourage imitation in your childby copying what your child says and you will see your child copying you.

Encourage problem-solving skills by providing him or her puzzles, blocks,etc.

Encourage to find things on his or her own by hiding things under blankets, pillows, etc.

Read to him and use simple words to describe pictures in the book.

Provide toys that will allow him or her to push and pull safely, balls to kick, roll and throw.

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Use simple and clear phrases while talking to your child.

Keep asking him or her simple questions to encourage communication.

Express and describe emotions. For example, say that you are happy when he or she finishes the meal, etc. This will help in emotional development of your child.

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