Your toddler goes through immense physical- gross motor skills, emotional, social developments throughout toddlerhood. Parents need to be supportive, caring and nurturing at all times even when times seem difficult when you are dealing with a tantrum toddler. However, understanding the cause of your toddler’s behavior will help you make wiser decisions and reactions.
Below are the basic developments in a toddler from 1 to 3 years of age
- At 12 months
Toddler learns to walk, attempts to walk while holding something, toddler might fall, feel frustrated or feel happy.
- At 13 months
Toddler feels emotional and there will be times when your toddler is very cranky and very happy.
- At 14 months
Toddler uses the word “No” for everything. Be patient, it’s a phase.
- At 15 months
Toddler may retaliate and express what it does not like.
- At 16 months
Toddlers display stubbornness.
- At 17 months
Toddlers begin to get naughty.
- At 18 months
Toddlers understand boundaries, however not necessarily follow them.
- At 19 months
Toddlers love their space. Give them time to play and be by themselves.
- At 20 months
Toddlers may start feeling fear. Be supportive and nurturing.
- At 21 months
Toddlers may start expressive their own individuality.
- At 22 months
Toddlers love exploring everything – from your closet, to the jewellery box to all the groceries in the fridge.
- At 23 months
Toddlers may always want company such as mom, or someone who is around them all the time. They may not let you go and may want you to be a part of their play.
At 2 years of age
- At 24 months
Display love, anger, happiness.
- At 25 months
Toddlers like routines. If something out of routine is done they may get edgy and have tantrums.
- At 26 months
Toddlers start whining when things don’t go their way or if they are sleepy or tired.
- At 27 months
Toddlers start saying thank you and please – basic mannerisms are picked up watching adults.
- At 28 months
Toddler may or may not enjoy painting, drawing and will scribble all over.
- At 29 months
Stating independence, toddler will want to do everything by itself.
- At 30 months
Your toddler may want to accompany clean the house, vacum, do the laundry. Basically copy everything you do.
- At 31 months
Toddler may become a fussy eater and eat what it likes.
- At 32 months
Toddler may take time in making friends.
- At 33 months
Toddlers may get fussy but they may give into treats and bribes. Keep away from bribing your toddlers.
- At 34 months
Toddlers may start enjoying afternoon naps.
- At 35 months
Toddler is seeking for knowledge and may enjoy new books, outings and is ready to understand and learn more. Be patient and provide a positive platform of learning.