Development2017-06-12T09:11:33+02:00
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WHAT IS MY TODDLER LEARNING TO DO?

  • Walk, climb and run
  • Kick and throw a ball
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Feed himself/herself
  • Scribble with a pencil or crayon
  • Say his/her first name
  • Start to cooperate when playing
  • Point to named objects, e.g. dog
  • Know some body parts
  • Say many words and begin to join words with meaning
  • Possibly be anxious about separating from you
  • Walk, run, climb, kick and jump easily
  • Recognise and identify common objects and pictures by pointing
  • Use 2-3 words together
  • Say his/her name when asked
  • Use a pencil to scribble circles and lines
  • Play with other children
  • Get dressed with help
  • Engage in ‘pretend’ play
  • Feed him/herself using utensils and a cup
  • Ask lots of questions
  • Copy words and actions
  • Make music, sing and dance
  • Listen actively to stories and books
  • Begin to count with numbers
  • Recognise similarities and differences
  • Speak in sentences and use many different words
  • Understand opposites (big/little)
  • Enjoy playing with other children
  • Dress and undress with little help
  • Answer simple questions
  • Count 5-10 things
  • Tell stories
  • Enjoy jokes, rhymes and stories
  • Have a longer attention span
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Go to the toilet
  • Walk and run better
  • Understand when someone is hurt and comfort them
  • Follow simple rules and enjoy helping
  • Develop independence and social skills they will use for learning and getting on with others at preschool and school.