At 19-24 months, toddlers can use a spoon, dress themselves with help and use partially understandable speech. They may begin to understand abstract concepts such as "sooner" and "later."
Most toddler who aren’t talking ‘well’ aren’t really delayed. They may not be talking as much as their parents want or expect them too, but that can still be normal.
Before labeling your child’s speech as delayed, consider that most toddlers: begin to say Mama and Dada between 7 and 15 months, say 4-6 words between 11 and 22 months and say 50 or more words between 18 and 27 months.
Toddlers from 24 to 36 months are beginning to be able to turn paper pages, so this is a good time to expand beyond board books. They’re also beginning to understand the mechanics of reading and like books that are repetitive and easy to memorize so that they can "read" along.
Finger painting is just one of the ways your toddler begins to gain fine motor control.
Finger painting may seem like a mess now, but it is paving the way for more refined skills like holding a pencil, using buttons and zippers or tying shoes.
Place safe mirrors at eye level.
When the child is first learning to push up on their arms when on their stomach, this is a great way to have children tolerate this position. You can sit or stand the child in front of a mirror and encourage movement.
They can follow and imitate what you do and you can mimic what they are doing.
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Toddlers love to sing and dance. Songs with hand motions are a great way for toddlers to learn fine motor skills. Children begin doing small hand motions at around 18 months old, but after about age 2 they are ready to do most of the hand motions to their favorite songs.
Some of their favorites: "Itsy-Bitsy Spider", "Patty Cake", "If You’re Happy and You Know it Clap Your Hands".
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Hang the paper on the wall (or a wall easel or kid’s floor easel ). On the floor, by the paper, place pillows, cushions, or mats.
Have the children stand on the soft surface to color. This will help the children with their balance.
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