The First Five Years

From birth to primary school, understand and encourage your child’s development

By Dr Philippa Kaye
ISBN: 9781910336076
Pages: 192
RRP: £12.99

This one-stop expert guide to how and when children develop each skill or ability between the ages of 0 and 5 offers parents hundreds of simple ways they can encourage their children’s progress. It covers motor skills, playing, exercise, eating, behaviour and speech development.

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Why do toddlers throw food on the floor again and again so that they can watch you pick it up?

What’s the best way to help a child learn to walk?

When does a child understand the word ‘no’?

Babies and toddlers are fascinating and changing all the time. Each month brings with it a breakthrough in new skills and abilities.

Each chapter explores the developmental areas for each age band, checklists for development and ways to stimulate these skills. There are suggested activities for each topic making this a truly practical book.

About the author

Dr Philippa Kaye

Dr Philippa Kaye is an expert in child development, young people, pregnancy and women’s health. As a practising GP (and mother of three) she knows first-hand the challenges of parenthood. The First Five Years is her fifth book and she is a regular contributor to leading parenting titles, consumer magazines, websites and radio.

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