Stimulation or stimulation given to babies is adjusted according to their age. There is something that can be done by maximizing the ability of the child’s limbs or by using media / tools that can stimulate your child.
One of the stimulations given to children is to invite them to play. Playing has an important role in making children know themselves, children’s cognitive development, socializing and solving problems. Whereas in the vulnerable age of 10-12 months, games have the benefit of optimizing children’s abilities related to growth and development according to their age.
Previously, we will provide an overview of the development of children at the age of 10-12 months, both in terms of fine motor and gross motor development, cognitive development, language and emotions of children. The following is the development of child development according to the vulnerable ages of 10-12 months:
Gross motor development aged 10-12 months
At the age of 10 months the child already has the ability to sit. Even more likely to be active and proficient in adjusting the child’s body position. Babies already have the ability to walk even though they have to handle them. Even some time the baby can survive then the soles of the feet can tread well. If the hand is trained, it can move well.
Entering the age of 11 months, the sitting position is increasingly stable and can move around when sitting. Even though the ability to walk is not very good, it can be stimulated and let the child hold on to the furniture. Some babies can even walk on their own then lose their balance a little and fall. This is one of the common things when your child learns to walk.
Furthermore, entering the age of 12 months where standing is more stable and does not even require holding. Babies can walk a few steps and still learn to balance. Your child can move from a sitting position to standing on his knees until finally the child stands up. ( Read: Children’s Gross Motor Development )
Fine motor development aged 10-12 months
In a child 10 months of age both hands are better able to hold the block or cube. At the age of 1o months the cooperation of the two hands is more perfect in the previous month. Even 10 month olds are good at clapping their hands.
Meanwhile, at the age of 11 months, his fine motor skills still enjoy hitting his objects or toys. It’s great to put things in and out in a place. Sometimes even at the age of 11 months, the child is able to hold a toy using his fingers. The most important thing is that the child can feel the rough and smooth surface of the toy using the palm of his hand.
Entering the age of 12 months the child’s ability to pick up small objects and by using the thumb and forefinger is already proficient. Even babies can handle crayons better for scribbling on paper. ( Read: Children’s Fine Motor Development )
Cognitive development aged 10-12 months
At 10 months, his ability is to like playing and dropping objects. Even throwing objects and observing the attitude of the people around him. On occasion your child can mimic simple objects and mimic the body movements of people around them. Even an interest in the environment is shown by enjoying reading dogeng and showing attention and interest in the pictures in the dogeng book.
11 months of age already have a sensitivity to sound and move their head and shoulders to find the source of the sound. More imitating the spontaneous movements and novelties of your baby. As he gets older it is what the child only plays with his favorite child.
Entering the age of 12 months is the ability to take the response to take. Pay attention to the direction and also the movement that is thrown and be noticed so that it will lead to an interesting game by the child. The child can understand the simple request, “Please bring the toy here” then he will bring the toy closer to you.
Emotional and social development aged 10-12 months
10 months of social and emotional development begins with getting attention and praise that makes him happy. Babies will also experience fear of a situation or stranger so they prefer to be with people who provide comfort for them.
Entering the age of 11 months, the baby can express it by showing the object desired by the baby. Babies can be invited to cooperate and ask to give something that is in their hand. Babies already feel uncomfortable when they have to be abandoned by their mothers.
At 12 months, the awareness of the surrounding environment is increasing. Although there are still fears that babies have when they have to be separated from their parents. There are other feelings of fear such as being afraid to shower or wash your hair. Even so, it will go away on its own.
After knowing the baby’s development according to his age, it’s time for you to choose a game that will support your child’s development according to his age:
- Your child can be invited to play words such as easy words, dad and mom so that they repeat them several times. This becomes a fun thing when you introduce your child. This is papa, this is mama, this is a younger brother and this is an older brother, pointing at the person in question.
- Teaching your child to tidy up his toys is one of the applications of discipline from an early age and your child will also be happy to put their toys in the container. You can accompany him while showing the right way to do it.
- Learning to eat alone can see their fine motor skills. Provide attractive cutlery with characters that your child idolizes. So that your child learns to play while learning.
- Invite your children to play by standing then holding on. Furthermore, this game can be trained in children while encouraging your child to learn to stand and also learn to walk.
- Reading a dogeng book can be introduced to the characters in the dogeng book and occasionally let your child know and show his favorite character
- Shows cube objects of different colors and shapes so that your child can recognize them.
Thus the role of parents is important to invite children to play both using media or simple games without media / tools. This can help your child develop the abilities he has. Games are also able to provide stimulation according to your child’s developmental age. Optimal growth and development in your child will prepare for better quality human resources in the future.