Even though they are only two and a half years old, a 30-month-old preschooler has already developed many aspects, forming new skills and habits. Taking care of preschool children at this stage will be quite difficult but equally interesting.
1. General development of preschool children
A 29-month-old preschooler is already able to dress herself up and name six body parts. Your child is now also able to balance on one leg for a few seconds as well as identify colors. Children at this stage especially like to repeat their actions such as eating only one dish, wearing the same clothes for many days, or doing things in a certain order, as a way of exercising control…
Even her cute face is gradually changing, no longer like a baby but not an adult. Behind the big round innocent eyes is a brain that always observes all things and events. For children, the world around them is extremely attractive, inviting them to explore excitingly anytime, anywhere. Mothers will constantly encounter curious children, touching one item after another. So make sure everything within reach is safe.
Buy your child a tricycle and age-appropriate toys to develop more essential skills. Parents can visit second-hand stores but still in good condition, hunt for liquidation goods, or exchange toys with friends who have children of the same age. Children quickly get bored with toys, while other items, even if not new, keep them interested for hours.
2. Curious about other people
At this age, your baby can identify a friend by name but still prefers to play alone, without waiting for anyone. As they become more aware of what others are thinking and feeling, preschoolers gradually enjoy interacting with other children their age. But no matter how many people are around you, your parents are still the most important to you.
You may find that your child is always informing you of what he is going to do, repeatedly asking you to watch him perform. Kindergarten children at 29 months expect a lot of attention and approval from their parents, always wanting to be the joy of the whole family. Without this important feeling, your child may have difficulty developing a stable ego and emotional control. Both husband and wife should spend time playing and interacting with their children so that children will learn the difference when playing with people of the same and opposite sex.
3. Encourage creativity
The messy battlefield is an integral part of children’s art games. So don’t worry that every time your child tries to be creative, your house becomes messy and messy. When your child completes a “project,” teach her that cleaning is also part of the game. While your child’s doodle art may not look like anything else, admire and appreciate his work, even hanging a unique picture on the wall. Don’t let your child see you throw away his work. This way, your 30-month-old preschooler will have more confidence to continue expressing himself.
Parents can also stimulate preschool children’s sensory and memory development through interactive games. For example, help your child visualize a memory by repeating or asking questions about familiar things like a stuffed animal at home or a birthday cake, or the way to the park. …
4. Talk to your child
Preschoolers at 30 months are beginning to speak more clearly and can put together a few words to make meaningful sentences. So the baby is very excited to participate in all the conversations and learn more about how to have a conversation, knowing how to wait a bit for his turn to speak. Your baby will also look at his mouth when you speak to try to imitate pronunciation and facial expressions.
While your child is still attached to you, take advantage of building your preschooler’s skills by expanding on what he’s saying. For example, if your child says, “The car is going,” you might say, “Yes, that red car is going very fast on the road.” This will help your child develop a larger vocabulary and build complex sentence structures in a short time.
Your child may also become naughty and say some bad words, tell stories that are not true, blame others and hide some things. For children this age, the line between reality and fantasy is not clear. Children are not aware of the value of truth and follow the rules like adults. You do not expect your 29-month-old preschooler to understand beyond his ability and punish him. Be gentle and patient at all times, but be clear and consistent with your child.
5. Notes when taking care of preschool children 29 months – 30 months
Many 30-month-old preschoolers are very picky eaters, determined not to eat fruits and vegetables even when they are hungry. However, forcing only makes the baby more anorexic. Instead, mothers should create a feeling of comfort in each meal, change dishes regularly to suit their tastes, and feed their babies according to their preferences and needs.
If your baby doesn’t like to chew, be patient with granules and fibers. Gradually your child will learn to accept these foods and not refuse them anymore. The difficulties the child encounters in the process of eating will be significantly improved if the mother calmly and patiently trains her child regularly, without haste or overreaction. You can model for your child to learn how to eat healthily.
When preschool children are sick, absolutely do not buy medicine to self-treat at home, especially avoid overuse of antibiotics. If the baby is still fresh, running, and drinking enough water, there is nothing to worry about. On the contrary, when your child shows signs of refusing to drink water, drowsiness, elevated body temperature, fear of light, rash, etc., it is advisable to see a doctor soon for a check-up. Finally, if you miss the immunization schedule of your 2-year-old, take your child to a health facility and update immediately.
Caring, protecting, and raising children is a long process, so parents should be a companion to help children promote their ability to listen, read, speak, and communicate, physically and mentally. If you have difficulties in taking care of and teaching children, you can go to Vinmec International General Hospital to receive help from doctors and psychologists.
For children to be healthy and develop well, it is necessary to have a balanced diet in terms of quantity and quality. If children are not provided with adequate and balanced nutrients, it will lead to diseases of excess or lack of nutrients that adversely affect the comprehensive development of children in terms of physical, mental, and motor skills.
Parents should supplement children with supportive products containing lysine, essential micro-minerals, and vitamins such as zinc, chromium, selenium, and B vitamins to help fully meet the nutritional needs of children. At the same time, these essential vitamins also support digestion, enhance nutrient absorption, help improve anorexia, and help children eat well.