Toddler Timeline

By WHS14

    The baby is born.
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  • 13-15 Months COGNITIVE

    13-15 Months COGNITIVE
    The child is beginning to form concepts such as noticing actions of others, examining different features of objects, looking in the right direction of an object, etc. Although your child is learning, they have a very short memory and no thought of outcome. At this age they like to look at books and get excited over things they've seen before. Your child's vocabulary will broaden and they use repetition more. They also respond to their name now.
  • 13-15 Months PHYSICAL

    13-15 Months PHYSICAL
    The toddler is now using more of their large & small motor skills. Your child can now stand up with little to no support for a period of time. To move around the toddler may cruise along the furniture or take steps while holding someone's hand. The child is also crawling, and fast! At this age it is common for the child to climb furniture and be able to sit on their own. Also, at this age they are improving their grasping skills, turning pages, turn knobs, and are starting to use a spoon.
  • 16-18 Months PHYSICAL

    16-18 Months PHYSICAL
    At this period of time the toddler can walk sideways and balanc themselves on one foot with support. They walk fast and run in a stiff motion. At this age they are throwing, using their whole body, and pushing/pulling objects across the floor.
  • 16-18 Months COGNITIVE

    16-18 Months COGNITIVE
    At this time period toddlers are now understanding concepts and are very curious. They are starting to figure out things by a thought process; such as remembering where objects are. It is common for toddlers to say "no" more and use expressive gestures to describe what they really want or don't want. Also, they are more excited about children's shows.
  • 19-21 Months PHYSICAL

    19-21 Months PHYSICAL
    A toddler is now running without often falling and can walk up the stairs with someone following beside/behind them. You'll also notice more dancing with the entire body in a rhythm. Toddlers can squat easily, hang, and kick large balls without stumbling on them.
  • 19-21 Months COGNITIVE

    19-21 Months COGNITIVE
    You'll notice the child is now developing more in play. They use their imagination more, remember objects without seeing them, and can place shapes in form boards. At this time period they are more interested in tiny things, can distinguish different sounds, nd can mark on paper with big crayons. Their vocab increases to about 20 words and respond with words.
  • 22-24 Months PHYSICAL

    22-24 Months PHYSICAL
    A toddler walks more balanced and confident; they can walk sideways and backwards without difficulty. They are doing more simple dance movements such as bouncing and swinging. At this time period they are now more interested in doing stunts & jumping onto the floor. Also, they throw balls overhead instead of tossing them.
  • 22-24 Months COGNITIVE

    22-24 Months COGNITIVE
    Toddlers become interested in the outcome of a game rather the game itself. They become curious about objects; feeling, squeezing, pulling, and pushing them. They can identify familiar items on TV shows and pictures in books.. even when they're not right-side up! They're also more helpful in telling someone where an object might be.
  • 24-30 Months PHYSICAL

    24-30 Months PHYSICAL
    Toddlers are advancing their motor skills. Their torso is getting longer and their baby fat disapears shortly. They enjoy running but can't predict unexpected stops; they fall more due to bumping into people. They can climb on jungle gyms, play on swings, and other play-equipment.
  • 24-30 Months COGNITIVE

    24-30 Months COGNITIVE
    Toddlers are now more interested in children's TV shows, they enjoy listening to tapes & records of stories and songs. They can remember the sequence of a story and retell them. Also, they enjoy playing house and imitating families.
  • 30-36 Months PHYSICAL

    30-36 Months PHYSICAL
    At this time period toddlers enjoy keeping active in constant motion. They enjoy games that involve running, walking up the stairs using both feet, and can even walk down the stairs now. Toddlers can also jump from any elevation; sometimes not judging height accurately. Lastly, they can sit in adult chairs and perfer these more than smaller chairs.
  • 30-36 Months COGNITIVE

    30-36 Months COGNITIVE
    At this time period toddlers are classifying objects into categories, using symbolic rpresentation in imaginative play, and act out characters. They become more skilled in putting puzzles together. Lastly, they can remember and follow 3-step commands.
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