Toddler Timeline

  • Baby is born

    Baby is born
  • 13 to 15 months - PHYSICAL

    13 to 15 months - PHYSICAL
    Toddler may stand erect with only slight support. May also stand alone without support for a short time.
  • 13 to 15 months - COGNITIVE

    13 to 15 months - COGNITIVE
    Toddler explores different features of objects as if studying them. Instead of just throwing the toys around, they will take the time to look at them very closely. They also experiment with actions never tried before.
  • 16 to 18 months - PHYSICAL

    16 to 18 months - PHYSICAL
    Likes to grab anything and everything. Your toddler will walk around the house just picking things up and putting them back down. They also now add hand gestures to spoken language, For example if they want something to drink they might make the hand gesture for drinking from a cup/bottle.
  • 16 to 18 months - COGNITIVE

    16 to 18 months - COGNITIVE
    The toddler remembers where objects belong. For example the toddler will now be able to clean up and know where certain toys go. Vocabulary now increases to six to ten words instead of just mama or dada.
  • 19 to 21 - PHYSICAL

    19 to 21 - PHYSICAL
    Toddler now loves to run, jump and climb. Your toddler will jump all over everything even things that are fragile or breakable so you must watch them carefully. Your toddler can also hold two objects in it's hand easily.
  • 19 to 21 months - COGNITIVE

    19 to 21 months - COGNITIVE
    Your toddler now has a vocabulary of about 20 words and uses speech to get desired results such as "mama i want my paci". They can also obtain a familiar object from a different room when asked. For example if you tell them to go get the red truck from their room they are able to complete that task.
  • 22 to 24 - PHYSICAL

    22 to 24 - PHYSICAL
    Toddler loves to play with modeling clay and can open screw-type closures such as a sippy cup or a juice bottle. They also lack the ability to start efficiently or stop quickly while running. They might run into things more often.
  • 22 to 24 months - COGNITIVE

    22 to 24 months - COGNITIVE
    Your toddler will now ask for food when hungry or water when thirsty. They are interested in sound repetition as well. They will ask you to repeat things over and over again. They can now recognize when pictures in a book are upside down and will most likely turn them so they are right side up.
  • 24 to 30 months - PHYSICAL

    24 to 30 months - PHYSICAL
    Toddlers can now do small tasks such as remove wrapping from gum and candy, They can also tear paper and minipulate clay. Toddlers can now kick a ball forward when playing and climb on jungle gyms with ease.
  • 24 to 30 months - COGNITIVE

    24 to 30 months - COGNITIVE
    The toddler can refer to itself by name. For example they will always tell you what their name is and ask you for your name. They also enjoy learning names for new objects. They will always ask you what something is called. Toddlers now understand cause and effect according to one's behavior. They now know that if they do something wrong that they will be put in time out for an example.
  • 30 to 36 months - PHYSICAL

    30 to 36 months - PHYSICAL
    The toddler now eats with a fork. They can also build towers of six to more blocks. They can also climb up ladders and slide down slides themselves. Toddlers are now also able to walk on their tip toes. They also enjoy games involving running.
  • 30 to 30 months - COGNITIVE

    30 to 30 months - COGNITIVE
    Your toddler now reveals intellectual curiosity in reading books, and watching tv. They will ask you about a book or a tv show. They start to use past tense and plurals. Instead of saying " I want Cheerio" they will now say " I want Cheerios ". Toddlers will also ask names of objects and repeat them.