Why it’s important to know:

. Babies are curious and love to explore and discover the things they see every day.

. Curiosity is a natural drive and parents have to allow for it and encourage it.

. Parents have to make time and create a safe structure for babies and toddlers to explore - it's how your children start to make sense of their world.

Summary of how to help your children explore:

•Make sure their play space is safe and that they have supervision.

. Allow them to do things themselves - where possible and age appropriate (e.g. feed themselves, peel an orange ...)

. Play along side them, and let the child direct the play.

. Follow their interest.

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Why it’s important to know

• From 1-year old, babies can start to learn about numbers and counting

. Research shows that children are about a year old, parents can begin teaching them about numbers and counting by modeling these techniques themselves.

Summary of  how to introduce numbers to babies and toddlers:

• When you're playing, count out things that are the same (blocks, animals, dinosaurs, etc.)

. Sing songs with numbers

. When reading books, point and count things

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Why it’s important to know

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Summary of  how to talk, sing + point:

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