Developmental milestones for 14 months
Last week, I began a series on developmental milestones in children at various stages between birth and age three. I started with 0-6 months, and continue this week with 7-12 months. As I mentioned in last week’s blog, children are undergoing an enormous amount of change and growth during this time in their lives, and there are many things that caregivers can do to encourage this development. The five ECRR (Every Child Ready to Read) practices are excellent methods with which to augment children’s skills in order to prepare them to succeed both in school and life.
Children between the ages 7-12 months are beginning to become more self sufficient and in doing so are taking ample time to discover the world around them. They do this with their hands: touching things to figure out what they are, and very often with their mouths: using their sense of taste to figure out what objects might be. It is extremely important, as caregivers, to ensure that children are not accessing things that will be dangerous for them to ingest. How can ECRR skills be utilized during this time of a child’s life to enhance their cognitive abilities? Read on to find out.
Read: Between the ages of 7-12 months, babies are learning more and more about the world around them. They recognize books (most often because they’ve had people read to them), and often will hand a caregiver a book to ask for it to be read to them. Because babies are becoming more dextrous during this time, encourage them to help you turn the page and become familiar with the feeling of treating a book with gentleness.
Write: At this age, babies are beginning to be able to pick up things like Cheerios ® in two fingers instead of having to use his/her whole hand. Help build this muscle strength by giving your child small, safe foods to eat (like Cheerios ®) and encouraging him/her to pick them up on his/her own.
Sing: Now that your baby is better able to make sounds and copy you, take time to sing to your baby. You might be surprised at the melodies he/she will repeat back to you! This repetition will help your baby prepare to speak even better when he/she is able to do so.
Talk: Babies at this age are starting to make more sounds and recognize more words. Often, babies can understand words long before they can say them. When your baby is trying to communicate an idea, say the words slowly and clearly so that your baby will both understand how to communicate his/her feelings and know that you understand his/her feelings, as well. For example, if your baby points at his/her juice and makes some fussy sounds, you can say something like “I see you pointing at your juice. Would you like some? Yes, you would like your juice, please.”
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I've been in Early Ed for manyby guampa
Years and while I'm no doctor, i am very familiar with the developmental milestones for the 0-3 range. I have never come across "coloring" among those skills.
I just find it strange that a pediatrician would focus in so much on this one specific skill.
In terms of the language delay, hopefully your next evaluation will give you a better idea regarding how many months behind he is. Early intervention is very effective in addressing language delays - often they will "catch up" by preschool age.
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