Can’t keep up with your toddler? Great! Thanks to those fast-developing motor skills, your child is always on the go (and chances are, so are you!).
When it comes to your child’s motor development, there’s one person who is more impressed and amazed than you are: your toddler! At this stage, toddlers love to learn and discover what their bodies can do. Here is what you can expect:
Stands alone and walks
Bounces to music and twirls around
Feeds self using a spoon and cup
Gets into sitting positionPulls toys while walking
Helps undress himself
Pushes self with feet while sitting on a riding toy
Builds towers out of blocks and molds clay into shapes
Kicks and throws a ball
Stands on tiptoes
Begins to run
Walks up and down stairs with help
Makes or copies straight lines and draws in circular motions
QUICK TIP: Gross and fine motor skills develop as your baby grows – and all children develop at their own rate. If you're concerned about your baby’s development, talk to your pediatrician or family doctor.