The Growth Phases : 12 Months
- Language : While baby may not yet be saying more than ga-ga, his language skills are growing rapidly, Its receptive language he’s working on. His ability to understand words. So talk to him often.
- Motor Skills : Most kids will be cruising (walking while clutching onto furniture for stability) and can stand momentarily unsupported. Help improve his fine motor skills by encouraging him pick up small items with his thumb and forefingers. Most kids don’t start walking until 13 to 15 months. It’s part hereditary – early walking seems to run in families – and may also be affected by his build. A muscular child with sturdy legs has better balance than a chubby baby, or one with skinny legs.
- Mental : A series of non verbal language cues ensures Mum an Dad know what he want, He waves goodbye, or even taps the TV to signal he wants to watch Laptop Si Unyil.
- Social : You may see the onset (or return) of separation anxiety. His memory is better and he knows that taking your bag in the mornings means Mum’s off to work.