Toddlers are known for not being still – at least not for long. Here’s what to look for at this stage in terms of your toddler’s big and small body movements and abilities.
Watch out world, here comes your toddler! Look for these big and small motor skills at this age (one and two year olds):
Walking with more independence
Bouncing to music, twirling around
Feeding self, using a spoon and cup
Pushing self with feet while sitting on a riding toy
Building towers out of blocks, molding clay into shapes
Playing games with coordinated hand movements, like pat-a-cake
Turning pages in a book
Turning light switches on/off
Climbing up stairs and using rail to walk down stairs
Beginning to run
Holding marker or crayon to scribble and copy lines
Kicking and throwing a ball
Helping with dressing and undressing.
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QUICK TIP: Remember that every toddler is unique and may develops at different rates. If you're concerned about your child's development in any way, talk to your pediatrician or family doctor.