Toddler Development

  • Baby is born

    Baby is born
    Baby is born.
  • 12-18 Months

    12-18 Months
    Turns several pages of a book at one time
    Can pick up small objects using thumb and forefinger
    Moves objects from one hand to another
    May walk alone or walk while holding someone's hand
    sits without any help
    slides down stairs one at a time
  • 12-18 months

    12-18 months
    The toddler discovers new ways to make the same thing happen or to meet the same goal. They start naming familiar people, objects, body parts, and pictures. Points at things he or she wants. Imitates people and animal sounds. Can scribble on a paper.
  • 18-24 Months

    18-24 Months
    Starts stacking up to four blocks.
    Scribbles with crayons.
    Walking well.
    Jumping in place.
    Can climb up or down one stair.
    Starts using push and pull toys.
  • 18-24 Months

    18-24 Months
    Begin to express their feelings and emotions.
    Can follow simple directions, but with a short attention span. Uses three or more words at a time and begin to memorize rhymes. Can join in on singing simple songs. They begin to think about doing things before they do it.
  • 2-2.5 Years

    2-2.5 Years
    Stacks up to 6 blocks.
    Can turn one page of a book at a time.
    Picks things up without losing balance.
    Walks more gracefully.
    Jumps off the bottom step.
    Pushes themselves on wheeled toys, such as a tricycle
  • 2-2.5 Years

    2-2.5 Years
    They begin to express themselves and follow simple directions, but with a very short attention span. They can use three or more words together at one time. They begin to memorize short rhymes. Begins to use objects as other objects when playing. They can join in simple songs. They have trouble making choices, but they want to make choices and start to think before they speak or act.
  • 2.5-3 Years

    2.5-3 Years
    Can stack up to 8 blocks
    Screws lids on and off of containers
    can draw circles
    alternates feet going up stairs, not down
    Runs, sometimes clumsily.
    can throw a ball over their head.