Attachment and Learning
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Your child will continue to be on the move, be more active and enjoy doing physical things.
They will be able to:
You child will be thinking, questioning and remembering more! They will:
Know how to count and write some letters
Be more independent and not want help
Be able to work toys with buttons and moving parts
Be able to screw and unscrew jar lids or turn door handles
Do a puzzle with three or four pieces
Be more curious about their bodies
Understand the idea of same and different
Not have a need for everything ‘right now’
Build big towers and turns book pages one at a time
Be more confident in their own skills and abilities
Explore and learn about their world through play
Engage in complex make-believe play with dolls and people
Your child’s language will develop a lot and they will learn how to express themselves and their ideas. They will:
Your child will be looking for your help and guidance to navigate this new and exciting stage in their development. Here’s how you can help:
Ask your child to help you with simple tasks like cooking or housework
Play games using letters, numbers and shapes
Ask them questions about what they are doing
Help your child identify and express their emotions
Give them choices about what they can play with or do
Read with your child, talk about what the words mean
Attend play groups to encourage getting along with others
Encourage your child to try lots of different activities
Play outside and encourage movement
Play games where your child learns to share and take turns
Help them use their imagination by telling stories and singing songs
Encourage creative and artistic play – drawing, craft, music
Enrol in a preschool program through child care or community centre
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