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Toddler Monthly Notes: Your 14-Month-Old

Water world

Are you looking forward to entertain your toddler? Well, this time toddlers need to empty & fill so that they begin to understand properties of things & practice their fine motor skill. Here’s the unique advantage of water for you: It’s easy to clean up! The following is the simple approach to water play.

Step 1: Place a stepping stool in front of the sink

Step 2: Throw into sink an assortment of plastic spoons and cups

Step 3: Turn on the faucet & fill up the sink, about a third of the way

Step 4: Position your child on the step & over the sink. Observe your child yearning to empty & fill. Cheer his efforts and of course, you’ll need to stand behind him or close by so he won’t topple backward or forward.

There are plenty of other ways to help your toddler experiencing emptying & filling. You can substitute water with rice, breadcrumb, sand. Caution: Don’t leave your toddler alone.Close supervision is a must!

Art Smarts

This age also is a great age to introduce your toddler to non-toxic art mediums such as crayons, paints or play dough. Adding fun through sound such:“Dot!Dot!Dot!” while you show your child how to make dots with a crayon. “Whoosh,whoosh,” you might say as your child takes his swipe with a paintbrush. Just be prepared to patiently redirect your child in case he put his art tool somewhere it is supposed not to be like his mouth or nose and gently persuade him to get back his art tool back to the designated work space.

Too much stuff?

Toys, toys, everywhere toys. With toys all over the place, your toddler may feel over causing him too much & overstimulating play environment may resulted short attention span.

Try rotating toys by putting some away in a closet and spare a few for a week then change with few others for the following week onwards. This way, like missing some of his toys for some time will create his interest to play the same toy over & over again rather you keep buying new toys for your toddler! Another way, try to distribute his collection of toys to different corners of the room so your toddler is not so overwhelmed by playthings all in once.

Hanz’s Note : Hambali is going to be 14 months old next 12th of August, so I simply up this note for availability quick reference.

July 22, 2009 - Posted by | Child's Play, Hanz's Notes, Just Toddler, Parenting in General


  1. hi Hanz,dah dapat gift yang you hantarterima kasih 😀

    Comment by danial | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. hanz..aktiviti utk 7 months-12 months old baby ade tak??

    Comment by Farah | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Danial, great to hear that.

    Comment by Hanz | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. Farah, ader…u nak ker? he,he…

    Comment by Hanz | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. kak hanz, thanks for the great info.. rayyan also will turn 14months 9 july nih. i was so impressed tadi ajar dia bout colour. now dia dah boleh point out which is red, yellow and blue.. tomorrow boleh try the water play and art lah!

    Comment by fathinz md nor | July 22, 2009 | Reply

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