Toddlers this age are learning to express themselves to get what they want. New
verbal skills allow your little one to point to an object and say a word — and,
in turn, you respond.
This newfound ability can lead to tantrums,
though, when a child doesn't get his or her way. While frustrating, tantrums are a
normal part of toddler development. Help avoid angry outbursts by distracting your
little one with an interesting toy or game, and keep your cool when they do happen.
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
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
indicates what he or she wants by pulling, pointing, or grunting