Birth to 11 months (Play guide)
Personal, social and emotion development:
You might notice that:
- I like to be with other babies and grown ups, look at faces and move my arms and legs to show that I like to be with them. I can copy movements you make with your face, like sticking out my tongue or opening and closing my mouth.
- I can show you that I like you talking to me by moving my arms and legs, making my eyes bigger and opening and closing my mouth.
- I can show that I like you to hold me or cuddle me by snuggling up to you, smiling, looking at your face or stroking you.
- I laugh and gurgle to tell you that I like being tickled or lifted up and can use my voice or look at you to get your attention and tell you that I want you to be with me.
- I like to see grown ups’ faces and hear their voices when I am feeling upset, worried, tired or hungry and snuggle into grown ups that I know when I am feeling upset, worried or tired.
- I can show you that I am happy, worried or excited by the noises that I make, by opening and closing my eyes or the way I move my arms and legs.
- I can show you that I know how other people are feeling by smiling back at a grown up when they smile at me and becoming upset when I hear another child crying.
How you can help me with my learning and resources I might like:
- Let me copy the movements you make with your face, like when you open and close your mouth or open and shut your eyes.
- Give me one of my favourite toys, the packet of wipes or a clean nappy to hold when you’re changing me.
- Tickle my feet.
- Let me see your face and hear your voice when I am grumpy tired or hungry.