Milestone charts for toddler 15-18 months
Following tips try to understand very conditional. Remember that every toddler is unique and follows its own pace, so some children are walking even before the first birthday, and some still don’t.
Depending on the progress of your toddler, start with an introduction of funny games to the next milestone chart.
Don’t be frustrated if someone else’s children progress faster or better than yours, very soon, your toddler will achieve everything. The most important thing is not forcing than enjoy. All these ” the first” are the first only once in the lifetime, and when it will happen is not so important. So, enjoy together !!!
Exercises for development of motor skills for toddler
If your baby has become a toddler, great for you! If he still is not, don’t panic! Try to enjoy in holding his hand. You may try to encourage the child to come to you while you are sitting on the floor.
Have you already met with the stairs? In the beginning, most of the toddlers crawling up the stairs, and that is fine, but when he mastered it, try to teach him to climb upstairs with your assistance. The assistance includes holding hands and patiently waiting for the child to make the step up.
The next game for this period is my favorite, creating a polygon in your livingroom, and playing pulling through a tunnel and skipping toy games.
My son’s favorite game for this period is kicking a ball. Note if he kicks it with both feet or he use always the same one.
Games for enhancing coordination
During this period, coordination exercises include playing cubes and composition them (although my kids, when they were that age, rather split cubes up, and then with pantomime ask me to make it again) and leafing through books . It should be a small picture book with thick pages, the best with the “windows” that child opens independently. This activity requires your presence, because when the toddler faced with the impossibility of opening the windows,he may try to tear it.
Exercises for speech development
For the development of speech we need already mentioned picture books with large, clear graphics, the best only one animal per side. When you are ” reading” together, do not allow your toddler to chew books! Simply, a child is never too little to begin to learn how to treat a book. Milling machines are for chewing, and books are for reading and learning, even in the oral phase!
During this time, we are working on enriching vocabulary things that the child understands and that by showing, as well as the enrichment of expressive vocabulary by naming feelings which are currently experiencing.
Exercises for a better socialization of toddlers
Believe it or not, your toddler is old enough to start learning the basics of self-feeding. This means that you may try to provide him a fork with a morsel on it, or give him a spoon and watch (or possibly record) his try to eat some denser food with the spoon.
If you have been practiced to feed the toddler in front of the TV, this is the right time to stop! With a little effort, the toddler will me amused enough with his attempts to eat by himself and you will be able to rid him of the terrible habit of watching TV during the meal!
Why is this terrible habit? There are two basic problems related with it- On the one hand the child doesn’t develop a healthy awareness of the fact that the food is need, and on the other side, so amused toddler is not able to recognize the satiety signals, so eat by inertia.
Given the increasing number of children are overweight, it is not the negligible warning! Instead of looking at the screen or monitor, try to look at each other and to enjoy the food and the time you spend together!
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Do not forget, milestone charts are the great think for toddlers!