What you can do and observe
- Ask simple questions and listen to the answers. Encourage your child to talk: “What is this?” “Where is the window?” Which ball is bigger?” “Would you like the red cup?” You should see your child’s growing interest in interacting with you and trying respond your questions.
- Read stories to your child and ask him questions about what you see in the book.
- Help your child learn to count by asking “how many” and counting things together. Your child will make mistakes at first, but learn from repeating things many times.
- Encourage your child to talk and answer their questions! Over time, your child will become more and more curious about the world around them.
- Offer your child circles and other shapes cut from coloured paper to compare and sort.
- You'll notice that your child memorizes and tries to repeat what you read. Your child will be learning from what you make, and will like the toys even more because you created them.
- She/he should be happy to try sorting things and will learn how to match and make relationships between different objects, colours and shapes.