24-36 months

24-36 mos. expect child to grow 2-3 inches the whole year. But you will see growing in other ways, especially language. Source

Milestones and regression

When toddler is mastering news milestones (like walking), it may be coupled by regression in another (like sleeping) Source

Stranger anxiety

If you thought stranger anxiety was reserved for babies, think again. Stranger anxiety often resurfaces between 12 & 24 mos. more info

Drawing skills

By 18 mos, many children are able to hold a marker & scribble. Some tots are able to make a few letters such as X or O more info

Progress and regression

When toddler is mastering a milestone in one area (like walking), it may be coupled by regression in another (like sleeping). more info

Hand preference

Kids start to show hand preference by 2. By 3, most are consistent in which hand they use to draw & wave. http://bit.ly/OG4Yi4

Milestone Chart

Know what milestones to expect ages 2-5 with this child development chart. http://www.valleyhealth.com/Article.aspx?content_id=8660

Age and height

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children age 1-3 get about 40 calories per inch of height a day. http://bit.ly/NNHJ0C

Self Esteem

Involving toddlers in dressing is 1st step towards independence. Also helping self-esteem & promote problem solving. – http://bit.ly/N9kYnd

Toddler Growth

Growth slows down in a child’s second year. This means toddlers often have smaller appetites and need less food. From: betterhealth.vic.gov.au Opens in new window

18 month milestone

By 18 months, most children can walk well (even backwards), go downstairs backwards on hands and knees, and roll objects on the floor.

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7-8 month milestones

From ages 7 to 9 months your baby will communicate with you through sounds, gestures and facial expressions.

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20 month milestone

By 6-20 months your toddler understanding has increased to a point where he can carry out simple requests like "Give me the Cup".

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14 month milestones

By 14 months more advanced babies will: use a spoon or fork, Matches lids with appropriate containers and pushes and pulls toys while walking.

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7-9 month Milestone

From ages 7 to 9 months most babies can roll over in both directions — even in their sleep.

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Milestone skills

Sometimes we expect our children to be more advanced than they really are.

Remember that many of the younger children can’t understand a request because it involves thinking or listening skills that they haven’t developed yet.

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Preschooler in charge

Putting your preschooler in charge of a regular, simple task will build her confidence and sense of competency.

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Is he a lefty?

Kids first start to show hand preference around age 2, though they’re likely to experiment by switching back and forth. By the time they’re 3, most are fairly consistent in which hand they use to draw, pick up a cup, reach, and wave.

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Let them do it

Resist doing for her what she can do herself. While it may be quicker and easier to do it yourself, it won’t help to make your child more self-sufficient.

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Child development chart

Know what milestones to expect from ages 2 to 5 with this child development chart.

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