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Baby month 14


14 month old baby development

Although your toddler’s speech is still very limited at 14 months, she can understand many more words than she can say and she will continue to learn new words from you each day, here's what else you can expect:

Once she knows a word she will look for opportunities to use it as often as she can. Saying rhymes and singing songs together are a great way to encourage your toddler to use her new language skills, especially when the words are repeated over and over again.

Play is an important learning tool for your toddler. Toys will help her to find out about shapes, colours and textures while developing manipulative skills and learning about spatial awareness.

She will enjoy exploring the physical world and will be on the move all the time as she constantly tests her physical abilities.

Through play she will also begin to discover relationships with other children. At this age your child doesn’t see other children as friends; to her they are ‘things’ just like toys, which can be pushed and poked around.

If you do introduce a playmate, the children are likely to play on their own side-by-side rather than together – unless one of them decides to grab a toy away from the other.

This parallel play is quite natural as at this age because your toddler is only concerned with herself; interaction with other children comes later and develops slowly.

You can encourage this interaction by introducing your toddler to a variety of social situations where she meets other little ones, such as playgroup or other social groups for mums and toddlers.

By being in a situation where toys are fun but have to be shared, she will eventually discover for herself that playing with others can also be fun.

Your toddler at 14 months:

She should be able to:

  • Stand on her own without wobbling or falling
  • Take a few steps unaided
  • Empty and fill containers with objects
  • Say a few new words
  • Wave goodbye
  • Drink from a cup

She will probably be able to:

  • Walk independently
  • Play simple games with you
  • Use words and gestures to help you understand what she wants
  • Point at parts of her body when they are named
  • Roll a ball backwards and forward with you

She might be able to:

  • Walk unaided
  • Feed herself using a spoon
  • Post shapes through the right holes in a shape sorter

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