Your baby is growing and learning at an amazing rate. As you watch the progress from day to day, offer encouragement with plenty of cheers and positive reinforcement—your approval will help your child believe, “What I’m doing is great!”
He can stand unassisted and cruise along the furniture
Her babbling begins to have the inflections of language
He understands that smaller objects fit in larger ones
She can pull herself up and sit securely
He understands what "no" means but may be too curious to resist
She can respond to one or two commands
Children the world over, from those living with the most sophisticated families in big cities to those living in remote villages in developing countries, spend much time 'just playing.
Toys that encourage children to imitate real life: Playsets with miniature figures, kitchen toys, tea sets, medical kits, pretend telephones—they all help children learn about the world around them by bringing it to their level.
Many children love to take long baths because it's such a soothing experience. But it's also an opportunity for a form of creative play that doesn't take place anywhere else.