Learing life skills

Generally by 19 months, toddlers begin to wash and dry their hands and brush their teeth with supervision. Within the next few months, they will be able to dress themselves with help.

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19-24 milestones

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."

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Speech milestones

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.

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Toddler age and dexterity

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.

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