As your child's first teacher, you can help in your little one's learning and brain development. Try these simple tips: help your child learn to speak - repeat and add to what he says. He may say "da" for daddy or "ma-ma" for mummy. Tell your child the names of the objects when he points to them. Let him say the word or make a sound first, acknowledge him and repeat the object's name.
Your little one needs three meals and two snacks per day. Give them a variety of foods in all food groups—vegetables, fruits, grains, protein and dairy. Doctors say most toddlers need approximately 1,000 calories per day—give or take—or about 40 calories for each inch of their height.
Give your child water and milk instead of sugary drinks. Make sure your child gets the recommended amount of sleep each night: For toddlers 1-2 years, 11–14 hours per 24 hours (including naps).
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