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Six to Twelve Months Print E-mail

 mother_gooseDuring the second six months, infants...

Put everything in their mouths.
(Use this exploration as a way to introduce descriptors)

Like to repeat the same behaviors and routines.
(He will love to hear "Twinkle Twinkle" every night before bed)

Will talk to you, using babbling sounds.
(Repeat their babbled phrases and engage in vocal play)

Become unhappy when their caregivers leave.
(Develop routines for leaving, include a song or a rhyme)

Become mobile - crawling and somtimes walking.
(Allow him to explore and build confidence)

Web Resources for Additional Information

Zero to Three
Early On
Born Learning
Michigan's Great Start for Kids
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
PBS Parents: The Child Development Tracker
Online Foster-Parent Training Guide: Development

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 ecrrlogo  5 Easy Steps for Sharing Books With Your Baby   
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