Regardless of gender, kid at the age of 16 months must be able to move independently and even run. Some children at this age are not only able to walk confidently and overcome small obstacles. Holding on for support, some children even dancing, which has a positive effect on strengthening muscles and developing coordination.
At 16 months, the children easily respond to requests, help dad or mom actively imitate them. At this stage of life a child can cope with simple tasks – to submit or refer any subject, to take or put anything. It is worth considering that the existing stock of skills of the child allows him to distinguish the various items that you need to take out or transfer, from other things in the room.
Speech, communication and emotions
By 16 months of a child's life, his speech takes meaningful shape. Instead of the incomprehensible babble of the child can pronounce short and simple words, one way or another related to the situation. For example, seeing a dog, a child in 16 months will clearly pronounce aloud the word "Abaka" and point to the animal. As psychologists say, the vocabulary of the baby at this age can vary from 10 to 60 words.
There are cases when the child begins to speak much after the deadline. In this case, parents it makes sense to pay attention to it. To stimulate the development of speech will help expressive reading of poems. The simple lines of the poem are perceived by the child is easier than long and complex sentences.
A good stimulus to the development of speech the child is reading illustrated children's books. Exploring the colorful and vibrant pictures, while listening to mom's or dad's dramatic story, the child learns to assimilate information and aurally, and visually.
The simplest useful exercises from the complex of articulation gymnastics will help develop the vocal apparatus of the crumbs and to teach it correctly pronounce the sounds. According to speech therapists, to two years the baby can learn to correctly pronounce the sounds "P" and "B", "M" and "N", "A", "O".
While reading books encourage the child's attempts to say the words, pointing him to the object to which the word refers. It is worth remembering that the speed of development of speech in children is significantly different from the abilities of memory: sometimes children are very quick to notice the objects and their names, but at the same time experiencing difficulties with their correct pronunciation. At this stage, and expands the spectrum of emotions: for example, experiencing dissatisfaction or resentment, the baby can show their surly tone, often accompanying them with the facial expressions, which children at 16 months of active use, expressing their emotions when communicating.
At the age of 16 months, most children learn to eat with a spoon-delicious food – mashed potatoes, yogurt or sweet oatmeal. Interestingly, tasteless foods is most often the kid perceives a rapid reaction or even refuses to eat, pushing away the plate. During the meal the child usually holds the spoon in fist – to retrain him at this stage experts do not consider it appropriate. More important here is the manifestation of the child's independence, when the baby gets used to eat without assistance. While the baby is eating, sitting in a chair, just let him be, trying to help without having.