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You will frequently feel perplexed as a new parent about how to handle various situations, particularly as your child grows and develops. Your baby's rate of development and learning will quicken once they are a year old. According to Robert Myers, Ph.D., a child and adolescent psychologist, "Between 12 months and 2 years, youngsters are learning to perform things on their own, seeing cause and effect, and actively connecting with others in their surroundings." As a parent, you may encourage and support your children's growth and development by setting some straightforward objectives and goals. These are some essential points:

Language and communication skills

Your child will be learning and developing communication skills quickly at this age. Also, they will be learning to grasp words. Most infants begin to speak by the age of 15 months and point to various objects to signal needs or requests. You can begin by introducing basic baby sign language for everyday words. Teach children basic words for household items to aid with their language acquisition. You can exclaim, "I'm having a ball!" or "Would you like to eat a banana?"

Fine motor skills

As your child gets older, their fine motor abilities and hand-eye coordination get better. Crayons and pens are wonderful for your infant to grasp and use to make scribbles. For children to explore, pick toys that are appropriate for their age, including peg boards and wooden blocks.

Social skills

Children like playing, although at this age they may not be as involved as older children. You can plan play dates for infants and toddlers to help them develop their social skills. One-year-olds will typically imitate you or other individuals in their environment to interact with others. You may set a positive example for others by doing this.

Things about the world

Do not keep your youngster confined to the house all the time; instead, expose them to the outside world. You can take them to the park nearby so they can examine the trees, grass, people, and countless other things they can see. For a change of scenery, you may also take them to other people's homes.


Your one-year-old can learn and explore the world by engaging in sensory activities. This will foster their development of the mind and creativity. Playing with musical instruments or squeezing water from a sponge into a bowl are a couple of entertaining activities.