Ages and Stages of child development

From birth to two years old, babies develop at an astounding pace. Their bodies change daily and their awareness of everything around them grows by leaps and bounds. By the time a baby is between three and six months old, he or she will usually become quite attached to one particular toy. Parents can select toys to help stimulate their child’s senses, teach them about cause-and-effect relationships, entertain them with sounds or music, or offer practice with hand-eye coordination.

It is important to be aware that every child develops differently at his/her own pace – so don’t worry if your child hasn’t mastered some areas as quickly as others! But it will give you some good ideas for healthy play as well as developmentally.

Stages of child development:

Age: Birth to 3 Months

At one month old, babies can also recognize their parents’ voices, and smiling is becoming more natural for them. The sounds they make may not yet resemble actual words but there will be pauses between sounds which indicates that he knows you are talking to him. If your baby gurgles every time you talk to him, then this means he’s trying to imitate what he hears from you. You should smile back at him when this happens because it shows your baby how much fun making faces can be.

Age: 3-6 Months

– Infants’ eyesight is developing rapidly during this period.

– Parents need to be aware of what is within reach of their babies, such as toys or objects on tables or low shelves.

Age: 6-12 Months

– After 6 months, babies develop better hand-eye coordination and enjoy playing with things.

– They may start to notice a fuzzy stuffed animal or a new toy on the floor of their playpen and will try to inflate an object by putting it in their mouth.

– Babies love to play with musical toys. These can range from a simple rattle to a small drum or tambourine. They love the sound of anything that they can make noise with – but remember, they can’t yet tell the difference between a real and a toy, so parents should be careful to avoid dangerous items.

– Many babies love playing with bubbles; if you blow them in front of your infant’s face, they may track and try to catch one or they may stare in fascination at the line that forms when it floats away. This is because infants do not see very well, but their eyesight improves rapidly during this time – especially when there are contrasting colors.

– Parents need to be aware of what is within reach of their babies, such as toys or objects on tables or low shelves.

– At this point, babies can begin to crawl and even take a few steps if they are holding onto a sturdy piece of furniture.

– They love to pull themselves up to standing – which is great for their balance and coordination.

Age: 1-year-old baby

1 year olds can be very difficult to handle sometimes; they will often say no without any explanation given. Although it may be challenging to raise your child, this is the time when you should enjoy every bit of it because he will soon become a toddler and will be more demanding.

Since 1-year-olds are not as fast as toddlers, you should make sure your baby gets plenty of sleep. However, this might be a challenge because he would want to explore everything on his terms which may include playing on the stairs or touching dangerous objects. To keep him safe from himself, you can make him wear a helmet or put up safety gates.

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