Your Growing Toddler - 12 to 18 Months
The first half of a child’s second year is a challenging time. There are a lot of new developments that present new experiences and opportunities for toddlers to manage. During this time most children master walking, and though speech may be starting to advance, many toddlers primarily use gestures and posture to communicate. Children at this stage possess a growing curiosity. They’ll point to things and give a questioning look, and will gladly participate in observing something interesting with you. Once they’re speaking, they learn new words at an increasing rate, and on top of all of that, are starting to recognize and sort through various emotions, both positive and negative.