Ages with time
12-18*Turns several pages of a book at a time; picks up small objects with thumb and forefinger; moves objects from hand to hand; may walk alone or while cholidng caregiver's hand; sits down without help; slides down stairs backwards, one step at a time.
*Eat soft, finger foods at this age; should avoid hard foods
*Are considered self-centered, and full of negativism, as in they are known to do the opposite of what's told of them
*Don't really interract with others, but engage in parallel play
18-24 months*Stacks from 2-4 blocks; grasps crayons with a fist and scribbles; walks well;
*Starts drinking from a cup fairly well
*Temper tantrums begin to calm down
*Social skills develop
Age 2*Good at understand and interacting with their main caregivers.
*Find it is fun to play with someone else.
*Stacks six blocks
*Turns one page of a book at a time
*Can usually feed themselves and learn to use a fork
*Are able to wait longer for various needs to be meet
2.5 Years*This stage is difficult and aren't as easily distracted
*Often feel overwhelmed
*Immaturity and a need for independence clash
*Stacks 8 blocks
*Still improving fine motor skills; should be eating with the family
3 years*Quite skillfull with a fork or spoon; have a full set of teeth
*Stacks 9 or 10 blocks; cuts with scissors; draws recognizable pictures
*Have sunnier dispositions; more cooperative and are learning to be considerate
*more willing to take directions from others.
3.5*Jumps up and down in place with both feet; catches a ball with arms stright; rides a tricycle
*Chewing food isn't a problem anymore; meats and other tough foods should be cut into small pieces.
*Becomes very insecure; parents may feel child is going backwards in development
*Fears are common at this age; child may be afraid of the dark or something imaginary