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Baby to Toddler : Baby to Toddler 2009
The Border Mail Baby to Toddler 2009 33 Milestones in baby’s development It is not unusual for toddlers to be worried about being left at their child care or kindergarten. An understanding and caring childcare centre will recognize this and the child’s fear will disappear as he becomes more comfortable with his new surroundings. They will give you advice on helping him to get through this time. As your child grows he will experience new fears and you will find that you need to establish new strategies for helping him to cope. 19-21 months Independence and tantru ms You know how you feel when you are frustrated — angry, irritable and irrational. But, as an adult, you have learnt to handle it. When toddlers are frustrated they usually react in the only way they know — they throw a tantrum. Anger, fear and jealousy can also bring on a tantrum. Toddlers are totally self-centred: they are not able to think about anyone else. Add to this the excitement and frustration of a toddler’s world. They are exploring their own independence, but often meeting barriers and restrictions. And tantrums actually work for some toddlers (and even older children). They get what they want. It is important during toddler growth that you control this. Yarrunga Early Learning Centre Accredited Centre • Nursery to Pre-School 0-6 years • Qualified, caring Staff programming to Meet individual needs • Child care benefit Available • Regular bookings and occasional care • Meals and nappies provided • Nursery to Pre-School 0-6 years • Qualified, caring Staff programming to Meet individual needs • Child care benefit Available • Regular bookings and occasional care • Meals and nappies provided Inquiries and Inspections welcome Community Based Inquiries and Inspections welcome Community Based Tangambalanga Childcare Centre is a 40 place privately owned centre providing quality childcare by experienced staff for your children in a safe, secure environment just 15 minutes from Wodonga. P: 02 6027 3600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Huon Rd, Tangambalanga Opening Hours: 6.30am until 6.30pm All govt rebates apply Accredited with start right eat right – provide nutritious meals/ cater to individual dietary requirements Local school/kindergarten drop off and pick up service Monthly maternal and child health nurse visits Age-appropriate quality programs Before and after school care and vacation care TangangallangaTangambawanga I can’t say it yet, but I love it. Tanbamgawamba mums, dads & bubs JOIN US FOR Enrol in a fun-filled musical class that offers a lifetime of music learning for you and your baby 6021 7777 www.musikids.com.au Gateway Village on the Causeway We have the latest baby products on the market. Grobag Eggs Vanchi Nappy bags Baby pod seats Bloom highchairs & rockers Baby slings & carriers Toilet training gear Monitors including digital video www.maxandkoby.com .au (02) 6024 6007 77 high street wodonga (albury side of the railway line) Four to eight weeks Baby smiles in response to mother’s face Three months Lifts head and chest off the ground when lying prone. Makes chuckling or cooing sounds. Will watch and ‘follow’ a dangling toy held close to face. Six months Pulls him/herself to sitting position. Takes weight on legs if held standing. Reaches out and puts toys in mouth. Turns to sounds close to ears. Nine months Sits unsupported for 10 minutes. Babbles tunefully. May seem frightened of strangers. One year Crawls on all fours. Walks with hands held. Understands simple commands. Co-operates with being dressed. Waves bye-bye. 18 months Walks alone. Can pick up a toy without falling over. Uses several words. Drinks from cup using two hands. Two years Runs. Joins words together. Uses a spoon. May indicate need to use toilet. It is important to remember that these are only approximate guidelines. Many babies will reach these stages earlier or later than indicated.