Child care and development guide for 18 months old
As the toddlers turn 1.5 years old, they tend to exhibit different behaviour altogether. Moreover, having a toddler brings new challenges to the parents in terms of understanding and analyzing the behavioural changes in the 18 months old child. So, to ease off these concerns, here is a guide for child care and development for the 18 months old toddlers:
By now, the toddler may be walking; however, she still might need a helping hand to climb the stairs. So, help her out with the same.
Make sure that the toddler’s play area is surrounded by only soft furnishings. So, make provisions for a safe play area for your 18 months old toddler.
1.5 years old toddlers can easily kick a ball. So, spare ample time to play with her and develop her motor skills.
An 18 months old is able to combine two-four words and string to make a phrase. So, encourage her to do so as it will make it easier for her to express herself.
When you sing aloud a nursery rhyme, she will attempt to follow the words along with you. She will chatter & mumble to herself, so enjoy listening to her.
Studies say that parents are advised to use picture books to enrich a toddler’s vocabulary. More importantly, an 18 months old learns more through visual aids, bright & colourful pictures instead of written material or text.
She can grab anything that is within the reach of her hands. This develops her gross motor skills.
The 1.5 years old can feed herself, drink from a glass and uses a spoon as well.
She understands simple directions and responds to them as well.
She even selects and plays with a specific toy appropriately.