While Your Child may not be able to tell you what comes first between chicken and egg, the little one can now make sense about routine and sequence of events.
It has been a year of wonder for your little one — to young children, most routines seem to happen for no reason. By the age of 12 months, children start using their capacity for memory and reasoning to predict the sequence of events — for example, running water means bath time.
How to support this development
Creating a predictable routine for Your Child could be one of the ways you can help the little one to develop the ability to predict what will happen next. You can further support this development by reading stories to Your Child or participating in a picture sequencing game.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Sources: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (13 June 2021)