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Your 5-12 year old

5 years old a longer attention span becoming an expert on favourite things communicating well making more decisions about food, clothes and play can tired and emotional at times   6 years old tantrums seeks praise and reassurance doesn’t like being away from you doesn’t like criticism or getting things wrong   7 years old complaining can be dramatic more aware of feelings aware of what other people think   8 years old can be sensitive fighting with you starting to experience differences with friends aware of right and wrong   9 years old friends become important closer friends pushes back against you can show disrespect and being selfishness   10-12 years old promises are important they remember everything   what they might need… play time with you time to talk about their day and how they feel listen to them simple rules and clear boundaries as they get older praise, encouragement and positivity allow them some time and space to be independent what you might you need… to avoid arguments – pick your battles be consistent …

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Baby Development – 12 months

Baby Development – 12 months Your baby will probably be able to… Physical Development Move – crawling, rolling, shuffling, coasting on furniture Bounce to music Throw toys Point Be better at picking things up   Cognitive Development Can better understand a routine – know what is coming next in a sequence Imitate actions and noises after they have happened Be aware of someone else being upset or happy   Language and Communication Say some simple words Follow simple instructions Say more expressive babble Know how to use her voice   Emotional and Social Development Enjoy and respond to songs and actions Will want to be close to a familiar adult Have likes and dislikes Enjoy games Imitate other people Developmental Leaps Each leap brings changes in behaviour, awareness, mood and sleep and your baby may seem unsettled and clingy and in need of more reassurance. 41-47 weeks – your baby could now be: learning about sequences and putting things together involved in more active play observing and imitating the people around him capable of greater movement now. Reading Margot Sunderland Carolyn Meggitt Sue Gerhardt Vanderijt & Plooij   Janine | Birth, Baby & Family Mum of three and a specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support

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Your 9-12 Year Old

Child Development – Your 9-12 Year Old   They may be able to… use tools such as a hammer or cooking utensils draw with more detail learn facts although they may not have a deep understanding of them take part in team sports be physically stronger   They may be aware of… learning a new skill being aware of right and wrong critical thinking and problem solving sharing ideas fairness responsibility and being trusted to complete a task developing new interests, which they may obsess over focusing on an activity or a project until it is finished time but they may need help to plan in an effective way their own beliefs and will think that everyone thinks the same way having a conscience friendships are important to them using and applying logic decision making likes and dislikes   They may enjoy… sport, dance, being on their bike or scooter clubs and groups food – by 11-12 years old they will be hungry a lot being with their friends cooking constructing   Emotionally and physically …

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Baby Development – 9 months

Baby Development – 9 months Your baby will probably be able to…   Physical Development Roll from front to back Crawl or trying to crawl Put his feet in his mouth Be alert Pick up things with his thumb and finger Move toys from hand to hand With rolling and crawling they can get to people and objects   Cognitive Development Be aware that an object exists even when it goes out of sight Enjoy watching toys move   Language and Communication Understand simple words Imitate your sounds Babbling   Emotional and Social Development Show a fear of strangers as they feel more attached to the familiar people around them Start to express different moods Developmental Leaps Each leap brings changes in behaviour, awareness, mood and sleep and your baby may seem unsettled and clingy 33-38 weeks – he could start to show an interest in movement and exploring his environment. He may also be able to start playing simple games and an awareness of emotions is starting to develop.   Reading Margot Sunderland Carolyn Meggitt Sue Gerhardt Vanderijt & Plooij Janine | Birth, Baby & Family Mum of three and a specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support

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Baby Development – 6 months

Baby Development – 6 months By 24 weeks old your baby will probably be able to… Physical Development Shows an interest in everything Wants to explore Puts everything in her mouth Moves her head to follow people or objects Demonstrates good head control and is becoming able to sit without support Plays with his feet Co-ordinates her limbs   Sensory Development Will follow someone else’s activity from across the room Moves to see something better   Cognitive Development Is able to reach for things due to developed depth perception Aware that she has one mother Co-ordinate objects   Language and Communication Responds with eye contact when you talk to her, turning away when they need something else Makes vowel sounds Laugh with pleasure She can recognise her name Learn links between words and actions   Emotional and Social Development Show trust Show distress if you leave the room Feel isolated Be wary of strangers Be aware of feelings – crying when they hear other babies cry Shows impatience and boredom Developmental leaps Each leap brings changes in behaviour, awareness, mood and sleep and your baby may seem unsettled and clingy 14-20 weeks – becoming more active, noisy and responsive, with a need to explore 22-27 weeks – more exploration of her world, aware of distance and can feel separated from you and isolated Reading Margot Sunderland Carolyn Meggitt Sue Gerhardt Vanderijt & Plooij Janine | Birth, Baby & Family Mum of three and a specialist in pregnancy, birth and parent support