Newly mobile and more vocal, your little explorer is full of enthusiasm and—sometimes—a very strong will. Find out about toys that lend support as first steps lead to confident walking. And there are toys and activities to help your child absorb ideas and learn to respond to others during play.
Your child may be walking—and very proud of it!
She's better at entertaining herself and more deliberate in her exploration
He can string together ideas to form a basic plan
She shows affection with hugs, kisses, smiles and pats
He can put objects in and out of a box
She starts to treat objects in an appropriate manner—for example, cuddling a teddy bear
He likes to imitate familiar household routines
Yes, there is much you can do. Talk to him frequently. Be especially attentive to try to respond to anything he says to you. And read to him every day. In a few months he will be old enough to make routine trips to the library.
Pretty much the same kinds of things that make us laugh. Babies as young as 2 to 3 months will smile broadly if you look straight at them and smile at and talk to them.
Is there anything more appealing to young children than digging in the dirt and playing with water? Probably not. This appeal makes them a natural for gardening activities.