- Shows affection by kissing parents.
- Uses a vocabulary of four to 10 words and may combine two-word phrases.
- Understands simple directions.
- Points to some body parts correctly.
- Walks fast.
- Walks up stairs with one hand held.
- Plays pretend.
- Feeds self, drinks from a cup, and uses a spoon.
- Imitates a crayon stroke on paper.
- Be gentle and consistent with discipline.
- Encourage your child to make choices whenever possible.
- Keep rules simple.
- Avoid power struggles with your child.
- Show affection in the family. Be a good role model by practicing the behavior you want your child to value.
- Read simple stories to your child regularly.
- Make time for yourself. Raising a toddler can be demanding.
- American Academy of Pediatrics. (2014). Ages and Stages. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/Pages/default.aspx
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Developmental Milestones. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/
- KidsGrowth.com. (2014). Growth Milestones. Retrieved from http://www.kidsgrowth.com/stages/guide/index.cfm