Behavioural development in toddlers and
preschoolers depends on parent-child interactions. Encourage all-round
development in your child by taking care of safety and developmental issue.
Toddlers learn a lot of things while
playing and interacting with parents and other people around. No two children
show same signs of development. There are stages and a child learns step-by-step.
Here are some of the facts and what you can do to help your child become a good
person in life.
Development of a child happens gradually
and as a parent if you allow your child a free hand while keeping an eye on her
for her safety, you can help her get along with this journey comfortably and
successfully. Spending more and more time with your toddler and observing her
activities will help you assist your child.
At times you might notice very fast
development and sometimes it appears like the development has slowed down. So, if you know what your toddler or a
preschooler is expected to do at different stages, you can compare and analyze
whether your child is attaining developmental
milestones at right pace.
By the End of the 1st Year
Your child can:
with the help of chair or person
her desires instead of only crying for needs
and respond to your talks
your pointing to something
from one place to another
By the End of 1 and 1/2 Years
a cup or glass and drink
to specific body parts when asked
to objects that you ask or you name it
two or more words at a time
By the End of the 2nd Year
few words and try to make sentences
to objects of desire and share with you
things in images
to take off clothing or wear something on her own
to do things on her own
By the end of 2 and 1/2 Years
small commands without gestures
words like â€śmeâ€ť and â€śIâ€ť
more than 50 words and understand a lot of things
- Combine words to make
By the End of the 3rd Year
frequent visitors by name
at least three or more sentences
napkin and handkerchief properly
to dress and undress on her own
with building blocks
colours and objects
use blunt scissors meant for small kids
Safety for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Safety is one of the most important
issues when you have a toddler
or a preschooler at home.
are very active and easily get into dangerous situations. Parental supervision
are common and are the main causes of injury also. Parents should lock the
doors that have access to dangerous areas.
medicines and dangerous household items safely locked and out of reach of small
when cooking because kitchens are prime areas where toddlers come in contact
with hot vessels and utensils.
development starts during
preschool years, parents should read out stories to their kids often.
should be introduced to discipline and while making choices and facing new
challenges, she should be aware of her limits.
or screen exposure should be limited to maximum 1 hour.
In addition to personal skills, a
preschooler learns social
skills also during these years. Parents
should let their children interact with other children of the same age by
taking them to childrenâ€™s park and letting them play together. If you find any
developmental issue, talk to your pediatrician.
How to know if a child has developmental problems?
What can parents do to encourage behavioural development in toddlers and
preschoolers? How to provide safe environment to toddlers and preschoolers? Discuss