Your Developing Baby: 12 Months
- Able to sit up from lying down
- Pulls up to standing position at furniture and lowers back down safely to floor
- Walks while holding on to furniture or wall
- Grasps a pencil and may scribble
- Shows interest in pictures
- Points at interesting objects or activities with pointer finger
- Laughs and tries to make sounds like you
- Imitates actions of another child while playing
- Gives an adult a toy when asked
- Turns pages of a book, several at a time
- Beginning to hold out arm or foot to help with dressing
- May try to brush own hair, drink from a cup, wash face
There are many ways you can help your child’s development.
Play is a learning experience for children. Play is a universal and vital process for the healthy development of every child. Play is the child’s work and allows him/her to explore the world in which he/she lives and grows.
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, talk to your public health nurse or family doctor.