Toddlers and the world around them

Object permanence is an important cognitive developmental milestone, which means that your toddler knows that an object still exists even when it is out of sight.

In infancy, your child would quickly forget a toy or other object as soon as you stuck it in your purse or put it away, which made wrangling the remote and the telephone from him a little easier.

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Vocabulary milestone

By 16 months, your toddler will probably start making many common consonant sounds, such as t, d, n, w, and h. Learning to make these sounds is a watershed event, one that leads to the rapid vocabulary spurt that most children go through starting around 18 months.

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Growth expectency

After the explosive growth of infancy, the toddler and preschooler grows about 2 to 3 inches and gains about 4 to 5 pounds each year

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Food jag

Most children undergo a normal part of development know as a food jag. Food jags occur when children either refuse to eat a previously accepted food, or when they insist on eating one particular food all the time.

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Preschooler can do

While 3- and 4-year-olds still need plenty of parental help, our preschool experts agree that kids are typically able to do more than many of us think.

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Milestones:Speaking

A nine-month-old child is typically developing if he can speak even one word. With the benefit of proper scaffolding, he’ll know fifty to one hundred words within just a few months. By two, he will speak around 320 words; a couple months later – over 570.
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