Your child's experiences in the early months and years of life affect his/her health, well-being, and coping skills for the rest of his/her life. Your caring, nurturing, and safe parenting help ensure your baby's optimal development. During the toddler years, your child will grow and learn rapidly.
While there are milestones
, development is not a race. Each child grows and develops at his/her own pace.
You can support and guide your child’s development through activities in each of these four areas:
- Learning to think and play
- Seeing and using hands
- Hearing, speech and language
- Learning to move