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boy_on_stomach Between twelve and twenty-four months, a child will...

Use their mobility to push, pull, climb & dance.
(Tap into their "moving interest" and introduce songs & fingerplays)

Begin to feed themselves with a fork or spoon.
(Holding a spoon is just like holding a pencil!)

Build their vocabulary by absorbing the language around them.
(Make every day activities a time to learn new words)

Express a wide range of emotions, and have temper tantrums.
(Establish routines that encourage settling down)

Take pleasure in books with bright pictures.
(Use simple books with sturdy pages, and read them over & over)

Use one-word sentences like "No!" "Down!" and "Bye-bye"
(She will listen more than talk, but her single words are powerful ones!)

Web Resources for Additional Information

Zero to Three
Early On
Born Learning
Michigan's Great Start for Kids
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
PBS Parents: The Child Development Tracker
Online Foster-Parent Training Guide: Development

Great Books for Sharing:  Toddlers and Books  boy_on_stomach
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