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Your baby's growth and development - 10 months old

A 10-month-old will be very active. As a parent, you’ll probably be chasing them around as they crawl, and be learning more about their developing personality.

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Your baby's growth and development - 9 months old

Your 9-month-old will, by now, really be developing their personality. They will form stronger attachments with a few people, preferring some over others.

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Your baby's growth and development - 12 months old

At 12 months, your baby is now a toddler. If they haven’t already, it won’t be long now before they take their first steps, develop a sense of humour, and tell you they love you.

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Reading to your child

Reading to your child is a great way to help them do well at school and develop cognitive, reading and language skills. Find out more about the benefits here.

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Your baby's growth and development - 8 months old

At 8 months old, your baby will start to explore their little world. It might mean more running around for you, but it's a great time to watch them learn.

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Your baby's growth and development - 11 months old

At 11 months old, your baby is almost a toddler – you’ll probably be surprised at how quickly they can move around your home and how independent they are becoming.

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Language development: children 0-8 years | Raising Children Network

Language development underpins cognitive, social and literacy development. A lot of talking responding and reading with you helps your child learn language.

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Baby language development: 3-12 months | Raising Children Network

At 3-12 months, there’s a lot happening with baby language development. Expect your baby to coo, laugh, play with sounds, babble and gesture. Read more.

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Language development in children 1-2 years | Raising Children Network

At 1-2 years, children learn many new words and start combining them into short sentences. By two years, you can partly understand what children are saying.

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Language development in autistic children | Raising Children Network

Autistic children can find it hard to learn and use language. You can help by creating reasons to use language, playing, modelling and rewarding language.

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