Toddlers
By Darian and Kayla

Physical

Physical- racial babiesChildren will first learn to hold their head up. Little by little, they begin to roll and to sit.

Kids learn to creep, then crawl, pull themselves up, walk while holding onto furniture, stand, and then walk two or three steps without assistance (usually by 12 months). At 24 months, children can begin to run, kick a ball, and walk up and down stairs

Social

Children become more aware of themselves and their ability to make things happen. They express a wider range of emotions and are more likely to initiate interaction with other people. At this stage, most children:Recognize themselves in pictures or the mirror and smile or make faces at themselvesShow intense feelings for parents and show affection for other familiar peoplePlay by themselves and initiate their own playExpress negative feelingsShow pride and pleasure at new accomplishmentsImitate adult behaviors in playShow a strong sense of self through assertiveness, directing others

Emotional

begin to be helpful, such as by helping to put things away Children begin to experience themselves as more powerful, creative "doers." They explore everything, show a stronger sense of self and expand their range of self-help skills. Self-regulation is a big challenge. Two-year-olds are likely to:Show awareness of gender identity

Indicate toileting need

Help to dress and undress themselves

Be assertive about their preferences and say no to adult requests

Begin self-evaluation and develop notions of themselves as good, bad, attractive, etc.

Show awareness of their own feelings and those of others, and talk about feelings

Experience rapid mood shifts and show increased fearfulness (for example, fear of the dark, or certain objects)

Display aggressive feelings and behaviors

Children enjoy parallel play, engaging in solitary activities near other children. They are likely to:Watch other children and briefly join in play Defend their possessions

Begin to play house

Use objects symbolically in play

Participate in simple group activities, such as singing clapping or dancing

Know gender identity

Defend their possessions

Begin to play house

Use objects symbolically in play

Participate in simple group activities, such as singing clapping or dancing

  1. Know gender identity

Intellectual

Children at this age spend much of their time intently observing and imitating the actions of adults. Most can:Imitate adults' actions and language

Understand words and commands and respond appropriately

Begin to match similar objects

Recognize and identify familiar objects in storybooks with adult assistance

Distinguish between "you" and "me"

A lot of learning is done through a child's own exploration, and this really takes off at this age. Most children can:Respond to simple directions

Choose picture books, name pictured objects, and identify several objects within one picture

Group objects by category

Stack rings on peg in order of size

Identify themselves in the mirror, saying "baby" or their own name

Relate what they are doing to others

Observe and imitate more complex adult actions (for example, housekeeping play)

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mya : learned that it takes them a while to learn things

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Ariana: Loving The Background! Too Much To Read Though. Cute Babies BTW

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