1 - 2 years social and emotional behaviour
Sure, your toddler understands the word ‘no’ – just don’t expect her to abide by it! At this age, she has little self- control so she’ll find it difficult to do as you ask if she really wants to do something different.
Developmental milestones include:
- she’s inquisitive and has endless energy, but needs your attention and to be reassured regularly
- she is very attached to you, and may be fearful of strangers
- she resists being separated from you
- she loves interacting with adults and particularly enjoys playing repetitive games
- she can play alongside other children but isn’t yet able to interact or share with them
- she loves to copy those around her – talking on the phone, carrying a baby
- she isn’t flexible in her approach to tasks – there is a ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ way to do things and she wants to do it the ‘right’ way
- she is becoming fussier about the food she eats – at this time, some toddlers refuse to try any new foods at all and reject many of the old favourites
- her memory is improving – she can remember and copy past events
- she can now tackle simple puzzles
- she loves games of the imagination
- she experiences a wide range of emotions - and can move from one to another with lightning speed!
- she loves a cuddle
- 1. How much sleep does my toddler need?
- 2. Going to bed problems
- 3. Reading with toddlers
- 4. Learning songs
- 5. Cooking with a toddler
- 6. Best books for toddlers
- 7. Play stages for toddlers
- 8. Feeding toddlers
- 9. Encouraging your toddler to eat
- 10. Toddlers and fussy eating
- 11. Toilet training basics
- 12. Discipline 1 - 3 years
- 13. Toddler fears
- 14. Why does my toddler lie?
- 15. Best toddler tips
- 16. 10 tips to deal with tantrums