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Toddlers are especially happy when they see that they are making the adults around them happy as well.
- Give your child things to put into containers and take out. She will try to take them out and put them back on her own, which is great for the development of eye-hand coordination skills.
- Give your toddler things to stack up. He should try to stack more things on his own and make them fall down, or will stack things up until they fall down.
- Ask your child simple questions and respond to your child’s attempts to talk. She should be willing to interact by responding and/or asking further questions.
- Try to talk about different realities with your infant, such as nature, pictures and things from the surrounding environment. You should see your toddler move around and be willing to explore the environment.
- Watch what your toddler does and name it: “You are filling the box.” He will be happy to show you what he learned and will gain self-esteem.
- Play with your toddler and offer help: “Let’s do it together. Here are more stones to put into your box.”These discoveries should make her happy and more confident.
- Use every opportunity to engage in a conversation, including when feeding or bathing, or when working near him. He should soon begin to understand what you are saying and be able to follow simple directions.
- Turn simple questions into games: “Where is your toe?” or “Where is the bird?”. You can look at pictures and talk about what you see. She should show more and more curiosity and willingness to communicate about what she sees and hears.