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Every child in Washtenaw County enters school ready to succeed.

toddler-poutingBetween 24 and 36 month,your child will transition from the crib to a bed, begin toilet training, and have a vocabulary of around 900 words.

It is also the time when your child is beginning to realize that he or she is an independent person from you and wants to express his or her free will, largely by opposing you.

For tips on taming tantrums and other highlights during this stage of your child's development visit Born Learning.

In the next year your child will learn to:

  • Throw & kick a ball
  • Zip & unzip
  • Help put things away
  • Drink from a cup without spilling
  • Pull off and begin to put on clothing
  • Jump in place and walk on tiptoes
  • Call herself by her own name
  • Have a vocabulary of 900 words or more
  • Point and name her own body parts when asked
  • Use phrases and 3 to 5 word sentences
  • Initiate her own play activities
  • Want routines to always be the same
  • Observe other children at play and join in
  • Have a hard time sharing things
  • If you have concerns about your child's development, contact Early On
    1-800-Early On


    Early Literacy

    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.

    There are many things you can do as a parent to encourage your child's development in reading and writing.

    First Steps Towards Reading & Writing


    Goodbye Diapers!

    At some point in the next year, your child will begin to use the toilet independantly.

    Many parents wonder if their child is ready. Baby Center has a checklist that can help you decide if you and your child are ready. The website also offers tips and ideas to make the transition smoothly.


    Toddler Behavior

    Age 2 can be an intense and essential time for exploration for young minds. Talaris Research Institute explains how, through hypothesis testing, your child is learning.

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