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Tiny Tips...

There are so many milestones to look

Next Steps

6 – 9 Months: Seat your baby on the floor, then sit down cross-legged facing her. Sing this song (any tune will do), acting out the commands with her hands in yours. Help your baby make the movements herself, even if it means holding her ankles and stomping her feet for her. This helps develop two-hand coordination. • Clap, clap, clap your hands • Clap your tiny hands • Clap, clap, clap your hands • Clap your tiny hands

forward to as a baby develops. From the first eye contact and early smiles to discovering toes or reaching for toys, watching a child grow is an amazing experience. Developmental milestones are a set of skills or age-specific tasks that most children accomplish during a specific age range. Although each milestone has an age level, the actual age when a normally developing child reaches that milestone can vary significantly. Every child is unique—and thank goodness for that!

18 Months

9 – 12 Months: Stand your baby upright in the middle of the bed, carefully supporting her with your hands under both arms. Help her bounce up and down, lifting her off the bed, then landing her in a standing position. If your baby is already walking, you may be able to just hold her hands, once she gets used to the springy motion of the bed. Helps develop standing and walking skills.

Our Little Learners program was designed to help parents choose the appropriate toys through the major milestones of a baby’s development.

Walks backwards Descends Stairs Runs Uses 50 words Aims when throwing a ball Uses a spoon

This booklet offers examples of the key developmental milestones by age and skill. New parents and veterans alike can now be confident they are choosing the appropriate toy for their child.

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For more information on Little Learners, please visit learningexpress.com/littlelearners

Ability to stack blocks Emergence of hand preference Ascends stairs Kicks and throws balls Uses 10 words Responds to simple commands

2 Years

3 Years

Unbuttons buttons Rides tricycle Cuts paper with scissors Catches ball with arms Understands taking turns Names colors Counts objects

Little Learners Infant Development Guide

Little Learners Infant Development Guide  

Our Little Learners program was designed to help parents choose the appropriate toys through the major milestones of a baby's development. T...

Little Learners Infant Development Guide  

Our Little Learners program was designed to help parents choose the appropriate toys through the major milestones of a baby's development. T...