Kids this age love to play games of make-believe. But their imaginations can sometimes
run away with them, and even spook them. Listen to your child's fears and be there
to comfort and reassure him or her when needed.
Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a toddler is developing as expected.
There's a wide range of what's considered normal, so some children gain skills earlier
or later than others. Toddlers who were born prematurely
may reach milestones later. Always talk with your doctor about your child's progress.
Here are some things your toddler might be doing:
Communication and Language Skills
strings at least three words together to form sentences
is understood most of the time
asks "why?" often
understands spatial words (such as in, on, and under)
Movement and Physical Development
can walk up stairs with alternating feet
might be able to catch a ball with full, outstretched arms