What should I teach to my 1 yr old boy?

Supriya - posted on 12/12/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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What should I start with, i.e. animals colors,number, conversation or any other thing?

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Sarah - posted on 12/12/2012

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Just by talking and playing. Read books, talk about what is happening in the book. Go for walks and talk about what you see (animals, shapes, colors, sounds, etc.) When you play with toys talk about shapes and colors. Do imaginitive play.....get some farm animals and pretend you are an animal on the farm. Make a fort and let your imagination run. When you are bathing him talk about what body parts you are washing or drying off. When he is eating talk about what food he is eating. When he wants up or down repeat those words a few times as you are doing the action. This also goes with many other things.....repeating the word for whatever you are doing or whatever thing it is helps him learn.

Jocelyn - posted on 12/19/2012

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If you're asking strictly about vocabulary, one year olds first learn (after mama, dada, hi, bye bye, night night) car, ball, shoe, cup, book, tree, bubble, and if you have pets, cat, dog, bird and fish. As well as some noises like vroom, choo-choo, moo, woof, etc. Words that are simple and relevant. Each time you're teaching him a word, choose a time he is interested in the object and looking at it and repeat only the word you're teaching. It's easier to learn "cat" when that's all he hears rather than "This is a cat; a kitty cat says meow!" Say it slowly and let him watch your mouth closely after saying it a few times. Be excited and interested when interacting with him. Babies and toddlers love to learn!

Amy - posted on 12/12/2012

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Just start talking! Talk to him about everything, talk about the weather, and colors, and count objects, stairs and cars, read books, make animal sounds, have entire conversations with him. Don't sit down to teach him anything, kids learn through fun interactive play so make sure you spend time playing with him, and repetition is key! The more you repeat yourself the more he'll learn.

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Sally - posted on 12/18/2012

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The sooner you teach him that learning is a chore he has to do, the sooner he won't want to do it anymore. The healthiest way to "teach" a small child is to make him part of your every day life. He'll pick up a lot more by watching and listening to you go about your business and helping you do your daily chores than from any formal education.
Good luck

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