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  • From eighteen to twenty-four months: big thoughts

    Now the child is better aware of who he is, where he is, what he can do and, bitterly, what he can not do - yet. The main reason for such a surge of consciousness is the rapid development of the ability to think and reflect - in Easy with the elbows

    you are in the supermarket, and your child breaks out of your hands, or it's time to leave, and your child rolls a fit. You grab the baby by the wrist. He jerks in one direction, you pull into another, and the bones of the hand, which were created not for such a tug of war, pop out of the elbow joint. The result: your child can not use this hand, and it hangs lifelessly along his body. This dislocation of the elbow joint, which your pediatrician or doctor in the waiting room can easily reverse, without any long-term consequences. If you shake a child or you need to take it by the forearm, grasp both hands - so you will have less chance to dislocate the child's elbow.

    intellectual development. This section is designed to refute the common opinion "What kind of logic can a two-year-old child have!"

    At about the age of eighteen months, the child's motor, speech and intellectual skills take off. Now the child runs faster, speaks more clearly and thinks better. The main skill at this stage, the same skill that makes motor, speech and communication skills work better, is the child's mental development. Now he can create a mind in his mind before doing or saying something. These skills make life with a two-year-old even more fun.

    Motor skills: running, climbing, jumping

    The main event of this phase is the transition from walking to running. As if someone had installed a more powerful engine on this car and better wheels. And the child is determined to use this new power for everything.

    Clear the runway

    Get ready for this situation: you and the child go for a walk. You open the door, go out into the street, and, like a jet plane, the kid is carried away from you. You rush after the child. What began as an ordinary leisurely

    walk, turned into a sprint competition. The kid likes this game in catch-up, does not like only that he constantly falls when he looks back at you and loses his balance. The novice runner adores wide walkways and long halls( supermarkets, cinemas, church).This is his track for takeoff, and he is determined to take advantage of them. Maybe that's why children between the ages of one to two - and often their parents - lose weight during this period.

    In addition to the fact that now the kids have faster "wheels", another reason that they shoot away from their

    reliable parents is the fact that the safety net of the fear of separation is usually rubbed off to eighteen months. If you are tired of chasing a young sprinter who runs away from you every time you release his hand, try this. While he is still at an audible distance, say loudly: "Goodbye, [name of the child]," and go in the opposite direction. Usually this causes the child to stop and think again if he really wants to retire so far from his home base. If his home base moves in the opposite direction, he can turn and come back to you.

    A novice athlete runs not only faster, but also better, more cautiously than at the previous stage, when he still needed to keep his head high and turned forward to hold the balance. Now the child can look down at his feet, and run around the things that are on the way.

    Climbing and climbing the stairs

    Up and down the stairs. Closer to the second birthday, the child can begin to climb the steps without support, but he still stands on each step with both feet, instead of alternating legs, putting one foot on the first step, and the second on the next. By the twenty-four months, most children can also go down the stairs by themselves, holding onto the railing.

    Anxiety about the crib. Having a great experience of lasagna, the kid can try to get out of the crib and even, perhaps, will achieve success in this business. When he did this at the lowest position of the mattress, it's no longer safe to leave one in the crib. Now he is ready to go to the baby bed.

    Jumping for joy

    The child becomes very confident in his abilities and starts jumping around the house. He can stand a second or two on one leg, holding on to something, and even for a moment can release the support. Jumping and pleasure, co-

    The burgeoning motor skills of the child

    can make him literally jump

    for joy.

    the child receives from new movements, naturally lead to movement to music. Include dance music, and the show will begin. The kid swirls around, raises his legs and stomps them, and enthusiastically admires his antics. Kids love to copy the movements of adults and love the game "Up-Down": you squat and say: "Down!", And then get up and say: "Up!".Kids also like repetition. They like to repeat again and again what masterfully mastered, for example jumping from a high curb, gently landing, and doing this "more" and "more", completely removing the impatient waiting for the pope, who was already too late.

    Mobile games. The first gymnastics. Now the child is fully aware of what acrobatic tricks are suitable for him. Favorite number - somersaults. Gymnastics for two is an amusing way to teach a child various movements, while bringing himself into shape.

    The first wheels. To for two years, the pull to the wheels reaches its peak. About two or two and a half years, your child will move from a four-wheeler to a tricycle. For the size to be matched perfectly, your child should barely touch the toes of his sidewalk shoes when sitting on a bicycle. Usually the children need it.

    Gymnastics together is pleasant for both the mother and the child.

    While the baby has not yet reached the three-wheeled

    bike, he will be happy to drive,

    pushing his feet off the floor, on the

    four-wheeled gurney.

    chalo ride bicycles, pushing their feet against the ground before they learn to pedal, and the ability to touch the ground allows them to better control the bike.

    Ball games. Ball games remain a favorite activity, and you can learn a lot about the intellectual development of your child by playing with him in the ball. For example, once we two-year-old Matthew played on the driveway with a soccer ball. He ran after the ball, but when he stopped to hit him, he found that the ball had already rolled away. Then he realized that if he ran, slightly ahead of the ball, and then turned, he could stop the ball before striking it. This is the stage of development in which your little one can bring you to dumb astonishment by his ability to think and plan during the game.

    Best loader. Want to rearrange furniture? Call the company "Baby Ltd".Kids love to move furniture, especially chairs, on a smooth floor. Prepare for desperate screams when the loader gets stuck. When a child is tired of moving objects that are bigger than him, he goes to furniture of his size. The most favorite pieces of furniture of this overall category are the paper baskets, from which the child loves to throw out the contents.

    Caution: The rearrangements made by the child can make the room dangerous - for example, if the child pushes the chairs to the windows or pushes the bench to the balustrade of the balcony. Since you probably do not want to nail your furniture or your child with nails to the floor, keep lightweight pieces of furniture out of the reach of the child and do not lower the eyes from the young designer.

    A little mom's assistant with Dad. This may be the last stage on which the child so willingly helps you, but you get it for free - a bit of dirt. Ask your assistant to participate in "homework", offer him help you cook cookies, pour flowers from a small watering can. In order for his activity to really help, give

    a little mom's assistant.

    child special bucket, and let him walk around the house and yard, collecting garbage. In kids of this age, there is still something from the barrackers.

    Amendments to the games. We live in a crowded house. Eight children, which usually come buddies, and all have producing loud toys sounds. It's easy to reduce the sound of teenagers, but noisy kids, prone to dangerous games, sometimes you need to lead. If your child likes to knock, give him rubber hammers. If he likes that when he knocks, there was a sound, give him a baby xylophone that can save your furniture. If the kid loves to throw, tennis balls and foam balls get the highest score.

    Order in the house. Even though your baby is always on the move, a two-year-old child begins to show respect for order. Appreciate it and give the child a suitable place for storing toys and space for games. A game room with shelves at the eye level of the child will help rid his world of confusion. Surfaces for work and play should be located at a distance of 45-50 cm from the floor. Low shelves with compartments no larger than 35 cm, each with one or two favorite toys - is much better than a toy dump in a box-

    Even at the age of two, your child

    shows respect for order;

    the appropriate places for playing and storing

    toys will help develop this quality.

    ke, which causes the child rabies and forces him to fling toys around the room. Children's furniture, as well as their own little table and highchair allow him to sit comfortably and comfortably for a longer time, contributing to the fulfillment of tasks and concentration. Low wooden hangers with hooks, on which the child can hang their clothes, are taught to take responsibility responsibly to their things.