Congratulations!!! Your Toddler is now 18 months old.
Your Toddler This Week:
uring the initial few months after your baby’s birth, you would have little track of time. So much time goes into the baby that you would have very little time to gauge the happenings around. A year and a half after the birth of your child, his/her physical development takes place at a vigorous pace. He/she would grow upto 8 inches a year, meaning he/she would require special focus on nutrition. This is the crucial period in the child’s development as the first seeds of personality are sown during this period.
Developments Most Toddlers can do:
At nineteen months, toddler can be a delight. He/she would light up your home and draw attention from visitors and neighbours.
Vocabulary develops profusely at this point of time. Most children would learn scores of words at this time. Pronunciation improves with every word. He/she would learn from the adult world around, from televisions and radios. The mind is fresh and receptive at this moment. Aggressive behaviour of protests would take verbal forms now.
Since walking is no longer an issue, toddler would be able to accompany you on social visits without being a liability. This is a time for your child to engage in the first social interactions. He/she would be spoken to and most toddler can be expected to provide an acceptable response.
A toddler can be expected to favour certain people around him/her.
Toddler would love riding a tricycle or a scooter at this age.
Most toddler would prefer to spend most of the time outdoors engaging in activities that allow lots of movement though there may be those who enjoy television. By this time, children can be expected to develop a taste for television programs.
Toddlers would also start showing interest to drawing and solving puzzles. As parents, this is the time to encourage and provide the child what he/she needs.
Activities such as climbing stairs that were difficult earlier would be achieved without much help.
Toddler would love to climb table or chairs. The sense of inquisitiveness peaks around this time. Therefore, it is advisable to be careful where you keep stuffs such as medicines. Safety, both indoors and outdoors need to be monitored.
Toddler may develop certain habits such as bringing random objects to their mouth.
Developments Some Toddlers can do:
Some toddler of this age would be able to eat themselves. They may use their hands although some amount of spillage can be expected. Several would complain of not wanting to eat. These should be taken as cues to understand the taste preferences of the child.
More than a few children would learn to use a pencil in a controlled way.
Some toddler may even be able to draw pictures that are imaginative in nature.
Developments Few Toddlers can do:
At nineteen months, toddlers are not old enough to understand gadgets such as television. Although a child may enjoy at the colorful pictures being screened on the television or similar devices, there are only few who would manage to turn it on or off. The same can be said for computers.
Few toddlers would be able to play games of their choice on computers or hand held video games.