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Your child's development

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8 to 12 month olds

At 8 – 12 months your baby is on the move and getting into everything, developing skills like problem solving, investigating and experimenting. He or she is becoming more excited and curious about the world. They’re learning how to point and make sounds at the things they want and are beginning to understand how they affect the people around them.

Last updated: March 20, 24
Birth to 4 month olds
Last updated: March 26, 24
8 to 12 month olds
Last updated: March 20, 24
Brain development in children
Last updated: March 5, 24

Getting into a routine

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Toilet training your child

In this information sheet we aim to answer some of your basic questions about toilet training your child, as well as providing some tips on how the educators at your early childhood education and care service can support you and your child in this.

Last updated: March 25, 24
Toilet training your child
Last updated: March 25, 24
How to sleep baby safely
Last updated: March 21, 24
Choosing a safe cot
Last updated: February 16, 24

Tips for parents

Tips on raising a multilingual child

There are many benefits to speaking to your child in a language other than English at home. Besides from their being able to speak with you and your family in a language that you may be more comfortable in, experts have shown that children who learn more than one language demonstrate enhanced cognitive development, can have improved memory and concentration, and are better at solving problems.

Last updated: March 25, 24
Talking and reading with babies
Last updated: April 3, 24
Tips on raising a multilingual child
Last updated: March 25, 24

Play and leisure activities

Play-based learning
Last updated: February 28, 24

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