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Parenting/Year 1

One-year-olds enjoy playing by themselves or beside other children. They aren't yet able to play with other children. They are possessive of their toys and cannot yet share with others.

When children approach one year of age their appetites usually decrease and their growth rate slows. They are very interested in the world around them and not as interested in food. Children this age are exploring their independence. Sometimes they refuse food to assert themselves.

Parents will notice many changes as their child reaches one year of age. The rapid growth experienced in the first year of life starts to slow down. He may start to eat less but will tend to eat more frequently throughout the day. She is getting better at feeding herself, although spills are still very common. Generally one-year-olds can drink from a cup with help.