Looking into your child’s eyes, playing peek-a-boo … are tips to help your child develop, you will also have great parenting experiences.
Lay your baby on his or her stomach and shake a bell or rattle in front of them. Just lift a little and see if they lift their heads and shoulders. If not, encourage your child to do it. Whenever babies lie on their back, show them something on the left, then the right not too far away for them to practice turning their gaze.
Babies lying on their stomach for 1-5 minutes a day help build head, neck and upper body strength. These muscles are very important for babies to be able to lift their heads and crawl.
Hold your baby and hold her face towards you so he’ll look you in the eye and start talking. At this stage, the child’s vision is still blurred. They may try to imitate the sounds you make. When they babble, say the same words again. Associate those words with facial expressions, spend all of your time looking at your child.
This action helps children learn about language and communication and is also showing the connection between speech and emotion.
You can combine different activities at this stage, for example playing “peek-a-boo” with your child. Through the repetition of the game, children can learn to reason. This game helps form your child’s analytical thinking.
During this stage of development, parents should adopt more complex games like hide and seek. Hide toys that can make sounds, encourage your baby to find, by listening. When your child finds it, clap your hands in praise.
Through this game, children learn to think and solve problems. The game also trains the child’s hearing tracking skills, encouraging discovery.
Name everything you hold in your hand and show it to your child. Add a given adjective to describe them. Use open toys like cardboard boxes, containers or blocks of different shapes and colors to let your baby play.
This game helps your baby develop speaking skills and understands how things work.
Take a clothes basket and place the various objects inside. Choose things your toddler can pick up with ease. They may want to take things out and put them back, or they may try to climb into the basket themselves.
This will help them develop gross motor skills and keep their balance, imagination.
18 months – 2 years old
Ask your child to bring you different objects, such as cups and spoons. Talk to your child and ask questions about that particular item. Name different body parts or toys.
They will be able to connect words to objects and make complete sentences. Your child’s communication skills will improve a lot.
2-3 years old
Play the parade with toddlers. Be it an animal parade, car parade, or doll parade. Ask your child to locate objects according to size, color, number of feet, or habitat. Before playing, ask them what they think they should do. While playing, ask questions about your child’s choices.
The game helps children identify similar groups of objects with different properties, this is an important math skill.
3-5 years old
Pour water from a tall glass jar to a shorter, wide glass bowl. Be careful not to spill the water. Ask your child which one has more water. This experiment will help children expand and develop their cognition.
6-8 years old
Ask your child to help with household chores. When your child does this, take note of the achievement and give praise. Completing chores will build your child’s self-esteem and confidence. The child’s sense of responsibility develops.
9-11 years old
At this stage, assign more complex chores to your child like cleaning and cooking. You can start giving your kids a small allowance and help them manage. Explain to your child the value of money so they understand the importance of saving and spending money wisely.
12-14 years old
Immediately after dinner, spend 10-15 minutes talking. You can ask about their hobbies, their friends or what they want to eat the next day … Spend time for a good night hug. Each week, choose a date and create a special activity that you only do with your child.
Children will feel that their thoughts and wants are heard and respected. You will also get your child over.
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