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At 12 months your child is becoming more social and will love going for walks, particularly outside. At this age they may be learning to feed themselves and they will enjoy sharing in family times.

Your child may be starting to:

* Wave bye bye

* Say one or two clear words

* Pulling to stand up and hold onto furniture

* Follow simple instructions

* Pointing to people or familiar objects,

Here are some ideas to help you support your child’s development at 12 months:

  • Family meals and special events are a great chance for your baby to connect with and learn with others.
  • Toddlers, and even babies, can start experiencing books very early. Start by reading books with simple black and white outline drawings and encourage your child to hold the book and turn the pages.
  • Play music, sing and dance with your child.
  • Play with your child on their level – laugh lots and have fun.