Around 59 weeks, you may see signs of the next leap: Leap 9. Welcome to the world of principles. If your toddler has taken the leap, you will notice that they are running all kinds of “programs” more smoothly, more naturally and more clearly. You suddenly understand better what they are doing or what they are meaning. Principles influence their thinking. Do you want to know exactly how this works? Then download our app! A new world opens up for them!
The fussy phase of leap 9: the world turned upside down
You will notice between 59 and 65 weeks after the due date that your toddler is more inclined to cry, cling and be more cranky than usual. That’s because their whole world has changed again. When you recognize the signals of crying, clinging and crankiness, you know that leap 9 has started. Did you know that you can find countless other signals in our app to help you recognize the fussy phase of a leap?
For most toddlers, this fussy phase of the leap lasts five weeks, but can also take one or six weeks. Characteristic of this leap is that your little bundle of joy can be rather irritable, impatient, frustrated or angry. For example, if you are not immediately available, if something does not go their way, or if you take something away from them or forbid it.
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The skills phase: choices and imitations
Around 64 weeks your toddler will be a bit used to their new world and the journey of discovery can begin. With the leap of principles, your toddler is more and more adept at handling the world of programs. As a result, they can not only imitate programs better, but also change them and create them by themselves. As a result, your little one will learn to think ahead, to reflect, to consider the consequences of their actions, to make plans and to balance them against each other. We have another 400 skills in addition to these for you to discover during the leaps in our app.
Your toddler will increasingly start to think in terms of strategies: “Should I rather ask Mom or Dad for a candy?” Of course, they cannot yet carry out their plans as skillfully, as naturally and as complexly as we do, because we have been able to practice for years. Slowly but surely they will find their own way into the complicated world of principles. They are beginning to understand more and more how programs work and is also able to go through and follow them more and more smoothly.
Your toddler will think up some strategies by themselves or imitate others flawlessly. So mind your own behavior around them during this time, because before you know it, your child will imitate you all day long ;)
Discover your baby’s character
Some babies mainly demonstrate motor skills during the leap, while others show in particular their verbal and language skills. Each baby develops in their own way and chooses a skill they would like to develop. And the best part is, that this tells you something about the (future) character of your baby! Did you know that you can not only check off all the skills of the leap in our app, but also keep track of them in your personal diary?
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