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Your Toddler This Week:

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t twenty four months, your child is on the brink of completing his/her second birthday. The day would be a great way to remember the journey it has been for you. So far, your duties as a parent had been to take care of your child's physical issues. From this point of time onwards, there would be more of emotional and psychological issues. Many a time, your child would need your experience in discovering a new world with increased social interactions. This age is crucial as crucial parameters of one's personality would form now.

Developments Most Toddlers can do:

  • Twenty four months toddler would be able to ride a bicycle without much difficulty. Some may require the help of balancing wheels but it would not be too long before they stop using them altogether.
  • An excellent reflex mechanism should be well developed and your toddler would learn from everything around him/her. As he/she grows, memory would enhance and he/she would develop specific tastes and choices.
  • Toddler would be able to do tasks like changing clothes.
  • Having a meal becomes disciplined as your toddler learns to transfer food from the plate to the mouth.
  • Drinking water from a glass is common for toddler of this age.
  • Apart from knowing one's own name, a toddler of this age would also remember the names of at least a dozen people around him/her.
  • Toddler are well acquainted with tablets and smart phones by the twenty fourth month. He/she would be able to have in depth exposure to video games. However, letting your child spend a lot of time browsing these gadgets may not be such a good idea.
  • By the end of the second year, most toddler would be able to establish a sleeping pattern that totals around ten hours every day. Most children do not require two sessions of day time naps. Instead, a single one suffices. Another noteworthy thing among children of this age is that they do not require a parent to cajole them into sleep.

Developments Some Toddlers can do:

  • At this age, some toddler may be drawn into one or more activities such as a sport or a hobby. He/she may spend hours engaging him/herself in that.
  • Some toddler may show remarkable vocabulary of over a hundred words.
  • Some toddler would learn to use a spoon while eating.
  • More than a few would use a glass for drinking water.

Developments Few Toddlers can do:

  • A twenty four months old toddler is physically much more able. Apart from the general increase in the overall strength of the body, the agility and the resistance would increase too.
  • A lot of toddlers love outdoor games during this period. But only a few children would be able to catch a ball in the air.
  • Fewer toddler would succeed in writing long sentences from memory.

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