Your Child at 12 to 18 Months
Your child at 12-18 months is developing a real personality.
She is still growing rapidly and gaining confidence and a sense of independence. As she begins to walk, run and climb, she needs encouragement and freedom to explore, as well as clear boundaries and limits to feel safe.
Many new changes occur at this age with regards to sleeping, eating and car seat safety. At Born Learning you will learn about all these changes.
At 12 to 18 months old your child should be able to:
- Walk without help
- Hold objects while walking
- Hold a crayon and scribble (little control)
- Gesture or point to indicate what she wants
- Turn pages in a book
- Likes to push, pull and dump things
- Understand and follow simple one step directions
- Say 8 to 20 words including "hi" and "bye" Identify objects in a book
- Pay attention to conversations
- Enjoy being held and read to Imitate others with sounds and facial expressions
- Play alone with toys
If you have concerns about your child's development, contact Early On
1-800-Early On (327-5966)
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Feeding Your 1 to 2 Year Old
Your child will transition from baby foods to table foods, bottle to cup, and possibly formaula to milk. To make certain you are providing the best nutrition for your child visit Kids Health
Read From the Start
Learning to read and write in school depends on the blending of many skills--skills that grow as children interact with, and explore, their world in the early years. It is never to early to begin to prepare your child for reading and writing.