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Child development

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Relationships & child development | Raising Children Network

Loving relationships with parents and carers are critical in early child development. These relationships shape the way children see the world. Read more.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Child development: 4-5 years

This topic is about your four year old

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Child development: 3-4 years

In the course of this year (3 to 4 years old)children are moving out of babyhood into childhood

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Child development: 1-2 years

The time between one and two is one of rapid change

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Child development: the first five years | Raising Children Network

The first five years of life are critical for child development. Find out how your childs experiences and relationships shape the way your child develops.

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Child development: 12 month developmental milestones | myVMC

Developmental milestones for 12-month-old children include crawling, walking with support, talking a few words at a time, and picking things up.

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Child development: 3 month developmental milestones | myVMC

Developmental milestones for 3-month-old children include the ability to control their head, hold objects briefly, laugh, smile, coo and cry.

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Child development: 9 month developmental milestones | myVMC

Developmental milestones for 9-month-old children include sitting unassisted, standing while holding on, and picking up small objects using a pincer grip.

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Child development: 4 years developmental milestones | myVMC

Developmental milestones for 4-year-olds include being able to hop, draw shapes and use a range of grammar. They enjoy playing with friends.

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Child development: 3 years developmental milestones | myVMC

Developmental milestones for 3-year-olds include being able to throw and catch, draw and hold a pencil, and feed themselves. They like imitating adults.

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