Lakewood Childcare Center

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This is the sign for “banana”. This is a little harder for them to learn but it is most of the children’s favorite fruit so they can be exposed to it frequently!


Benefits of family style eating with our toddlers (where they are spooning food from a bowl onto their plate) – it fosters independence and helps them feel in control of their choices, it expands fine motor skills, they learn cooperation and social skills by sharing and waiting for their turn, and it can help develop more language skills. This is also a great time to try it at home for some wonderful parent and child meal time interactions.

Fun fact about babies –  the protein that keeps a baby’s skull from fusing is call “noggin”



By 9 months, your child may be able to:

  • Use a variety of sounds and syllable combination in babbling
  • Look at familiar objects and people when named
  • Copy the sounds and gestures of others
  • Point to items around them
  • Show recognition of commonly used words (no, mommy/daddy, bottle)