1 Year Review
this can be the milestones above or suggestions for parents to do with their children to bring along their milestones.
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To encourage their coordination skills, let your baby feed themselves finger foods. Give them a spoon with some food on to get them
You can put toys on the sofa and lean your baby against the sofa to practice standing.
Get your baby to fill up cups and vessels (jugs) with ping pong balls and emphasise in and out as they put them in. Get a big box for them to crawl in and out of emphasising in and out hi and bye.
Wave hi and goodbye as they walk in and out of the room.
Your child might start playing with sounds, like saying “ga” this may turn into “gaga” and you could try and encourage them to try diffierent sounds by doing new sounds and leaving time for baby to repeat it.
Give your child a sturdy mirror to look at themselves, poke and explore their reflection
Play a game of rolling the ball back and forwards to one another.
Your child will like exploring different sounds and items, so give them utensils and pots and pans to explore. You could also try and make a treasure basket*.
Try offering you child a large sheet of paper and crayons to hold. You could also paint with water or chalks on a pavement.
Offer choices, do you want the red car or blue ball, do you want the milk or water and encourage your child to pick one
Role play with toys and teddies, the “teddy is going to bed” “the boy is going to the shops and picking his dinner” eventually your child may want to join in and do some actions too if you encourage them.
It is recommended that if you have given your child a dummy, to discourage it by the time they are a year old. This is becuase it can hinder speech and language development and can affect how the teeth grow.
Some tips for stopping dummy use:
Dummy's can offer comfort, so don't start removing if your child is ill or going through a transition like starting nursery.
If your child is upset, try and work out why they are upset, rather than just using the dummy to pacify them.
Try and save the dummy for just bedtimes and when in communal areas to ensure their mouth is free to talk and play with sounds. If your child does have their dummy in and tries to talk to you, ask them to take it out to speak.
You could try and switch the dummy for another item, such as a comfort toy or blanket
To get rid of the dummy you could leave it for the "dummy fairy" or offer to swap it for something they want
Once you do stop using the dummy, you should follow through. Check you have gotten rid of all the dummy's in the house and not be tempted to give it back.
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