This one-stop expert guide to how and when children develop each skill or ability between the ages of 0 and 5 offers parents hundreds of simple ways they can encourage their children's progress. It covers motor skills, playing, exercise, eating, behaviour and speech development.
Why do toddlers throw food on the floor again and again so that they can watch you pick it up?
What's the best way to help a child learn to walk?
When does a child understand the word 'no'?
Babies and toddlers are fascinating and changing all the time. Each month brings with it a breakthrough in new skills and abilities.
Each chapter explores the developmental areas for each age band, checklists for development and ways to stimulate these skills. There are suggested activities for each topic making this a truly practical book.
How much of my two-year-old's speech should I be able to understand?
When will my child know how to 'play nicely'?
Or tie shoelaces? Or catch a ball?
Young children develop at a dizzying rate, constantly reaching new milestones Of course, each child is different but many parents will want to know if their baby or toddler is developing as expected Written by a practising GP. The First Five Years provides clear guidelines for what to expect during each stage of this precious time in your child's life.
It shows how children learn through play, and provides practical, imaginative tips on dealing with the challenges small children can bring.Discover how to:
• Deal with the difficulties of tantrums, toilet training and fussy eating
• Tom everyday situations, such as tidying up or going to the park, into fun, learning events
• Use playdough to develop monual dexterity
• Help your child on the, hot day at school or nursery
Publisher: White Ladder UK
Author: Dr Philippa Kaye
Dimensions: 13.79 x 1.09 x 21.59 cm