Resources for Ages 9 - 12 Months
The resources you will find on this page will help you be your child’s first best teacher by providing you with information on what your child should know and be able to do at this age as well as practical activities and videos to help you engage with your child during this critical time in their development.
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The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 9-month-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your baby learn and grow.
The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 1-year-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your baby learn and grow.
A free, downloadable chart to learn tips and skills on your baby’s development from 9 to 12 months.
A free, downloadable chart to learn tips and skills on how to nurture your baby’s social-emotional, intellectual, language, and motor development from 9 to 12 months.
A list of 9 activities to support your baby’s intellectual development from 9 to 12 months.
LITERACY AND LANGUAGE
Learn how you can help your baby develop communication skills at 10-12 months.
Learn which books to read with your baby based on their age and tips to keep them interested and learning.
Help your child learn new words with this list of 8 creative ideas.
Learn what movements your baby will begin to do in the 9th month.
Learn what movements your baby will begin to do in the 12th month.
Toddler Bubble Catch is a fun activity to get your child moving and practice hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills!
Picking Up Things is a fun activity to get your child moving and practice dynamic balance skills!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Learn how to build a strong relationship with your baby using these tips and suggestions.
Learn how you can help your baby develop social skills at 10-months-old.
Learn how you can help your baby develop social skills at 12-months-old.
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
Understand what to expect developmentally in your baby’s first year — and the best toys and games for each stage.
Learn new tips for how to play with your baby or toddler.
Learn how serve and return interactions help shape a baby’s brain. Watch the how-to video which breaks down serve and return into five simple steps. This resource is appropriate from birth to 12 months and beyond.