Unbelievable how fast your child has grown and what it has already learned! Do you remember, at the very beginning, when it was completely crushed after the birth, and the cheese smear covered his skin? How did you look for the first time and smile at you the first time? How did you breastfeed or feed it, wrap it, and make it feel comfortable without being able to tell what it is missing? In the meantime, your baby has developed into a largely self-sufficient toddler, who eats alone, is dressed alone, is playing with the first friends and has his own will.
Your child can run safely without the arms needing to balance his steps. It can go on the toes, stairs climb and bounce. It plays concentrated alone for a while, and the first forms and stories are recognizable on his drawings. Your child does not need a diaper anymore and goes to the toilet on his own. After that, her hands are washed and she brushes her teeth alone. Your child asks for background information, understands connections, and explains the world to you. It knows the first numbers and can count from the memory perhaps even to 10. But a real understanding of numbers does not yet exist.
Your child is constantly learning new words, on average every two hours a new word. His vocabulary is now about 800 to 1,000 words on average, and it understands almost everything you say. It can already be expressed well and form short sentences. So you should promote your child further Encourage his figures understanding and count a lot with your child. For example, put things in your hand and count them individually. First simple Domino games support the learning of numbers and quantities. Breast the great knowledge of your child and encourage him to continue. In this phase of toddler development, your child is very curious and poses many questions. Answer this as best you can and so that your child understands the answers as well. Talk a lot with your child.
You should emphasize and explain unknown words. Joint singing of childrens’ parts and the playing of fingerplays further enhances the language development. If you feel that your child does not speak as much and well as other children in his or her age, do not put pressure on your child. Sometimes children simply need to learn to speak more properly. Be consistent in your actions and forbidden. Only if a “no” is really no and is not weakened by exceptions, your child will accept this limit. Be loving and respectful but determined when it comes to setting your child necessary limits. However, you should take care that your child needs plenty of free space to develop and unfold his or her personality.