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7 Elements - Baby Development

Take a look at the 7 Elements System Tiny Love's step-by-step baby development guide

  •   Cognition
    The mental process through which we understand the world around us; learning, remembering, drawing conclusions and more.
    Cognition
  •   EQ
    The social and emotional skills that make up our character and enable us to function and interact with others.
    EQ
  •   Fine Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s small muscles enables baby to grasp objects, perfect hand-eye coordination, speak and more.
    Fine Motor Skills
  •   Gross Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s large muscles facilitates head lifting, rolling over, crawling, sitting, walking and more.
    Gross Motor Skills
  •   Imagination & Creativity
    The skills that allow us to produce images, ideas, thoughts and even feelings that do not exist in reality and account for our ability to improvise and solve problems.
    Imagination & Creativity
  •   Language & Communication
    The ability to communicate thoughts and emotions both verbally and non-verbally, sharing our world with others.
    Language & Communication
  •   Senses
    Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste enable us to gather and process information from the world around us
    Senses

Gross Motor Skills, 18-24m

Toddlers can walk steadily

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With excellent physical control, toddlers are now non-stop flurries of activity. By the end of the second year, toddlers can walk steadily, run, walk backwards and jump above a step. These abilities enable a slew of activities and freedom to select the proper action for achieving an objective, such as, slowing down and changing direction, opening a door while taking a few steps back, and even dancing to the sounds of music in the backdrop.

Ball Playing

You may notice an increased interest in playing with balls: toddlers love sitting on the floor with legs spread apart, and rolling a ball forward and back or throwing it above their head. A two-year old will also extend the arms to catch a ball, closing her eyes and tilting her head aside in anticipation of its imminent arrival. At two, toddlers may also begin to peddle on a tricycle.

Sense of Independence

Toddlers now crave and embrace independence: for instance, they delight in eating on their own, and demand to hold the a cup with two hands and sip.

Tiny Tips

  • Enjoy the great outdoors with your child and let him walk, run, jump, play with a ball and climb in the playground. Physical freedom helps to develop motor skills, self-control and independence.

Milestones

  • Feeds himself with a spoon.
  • Throws a ball above his head and jumps over a step.
  • Takes off clothes independently.
  • May begin to peddle a tricycle from 24 months.
  • Bends over to pick up a fallen toy and walks backwards several steps.
  • Dances and moves his body in response to music