Breast milk is best for your baby

The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.

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Word Play

Increasing vocabulary age 3 to 5

Between ages 3 to 5 a preschooler can go from knowing 900 words to 2,500 to 3,000 words.

Here are some ways to help build your child's vocabulary:

  • Instead of baby talk, try more grown-up explanations
  • Try having conversations and give your child time to express himself
  • Make time to play imaginative games with your child to stimulate his mind

Most kids are ready to read by age 6

Reading with your child can speed their learning. By reading together, your child learns:

  • Specific words make specific sounds
  • Words are made of letters
  • The words on the page are related to the pictures
  • Facts about their favorite things

Like any skill, reading is something children learn at their own pace. Making reading fun and stress-free will help your child develop a love of books.