She'll start to do new things, progress in her abilities with others, and reveal more of her personality. Though individual children develop at different rates, at around 21 months, you may see your little one do the following: Learn to hide and seek. Around this age, your toddler may love to play hide and seek games. Start saying no to you (but not always in words). Your toddler is starting to understand what others want and don't want, which helps her communicate her needs.
For example, if she sees someone else getting a toy that she wants, she might say "me too" or shake her head no to get your attention. Take this opportunity to teach her about personal space. It's okay to tell her no, but never hit or punish her when she does something wrong. She should learn that it's not okay to hit or hurt people because that's against the law.
Your child shouldn't be afraid to speak up if she needs something. If she's given enough time, she will usually tell you about it. For example, if she sees something interesting outside her window, she might make some noise to get your attention and then point out what she saw. You can talk about it later when you're in the car on the way home from your weekly shop!
Some toddlers like to act big by throwing their toys around or acting like they're tough guy/girl. This isn't intentional behavior but rather an expression of their emotions.
At 15–18 months, there is a lot going on in the development of a child. Expect curiosity, strong bonds, new words, independent walking, minor hand gestures, and more at this age. Talking and listening, reading, moving, playing outside, practicing daily tasks, and interacting with others are all beneficial to growth.
Your baby's brain grows significantly between the ages of 1 and 4. The amount it grows depends on how much your baby learns. So if you want her to be able to function properly when she starts school, it's important that she gets adequate rest and relaxation too. A study published in 2004 in the journal Developmental Psychology found that young children who spent more time learning new skills grew more brain cells than children who spent less time learning new things. It also found that girls developed more brain cells than boys, but that men grow more brain cells overall so gender doesn't matter as much as you might think.
It's normal for your baby's development to surprise you. Remember that each child is an individual so don't compare your daughter to other mothers' babies. And if you have any concerns about her development, it's best to talk to her doctor rather than go by what you see on social media or in parenting magazines.
By 18 months, most toddlers can walk on their own and begin to run. With your assistance, your toddler will most likely walk up and down stairs or climb furniture. Some of your toddler's favorite activities may include throwing and kicking a ball, drawing with pencils or crayons, and constructing little towers out of blocks.
A healthy 18-month-old child should be developing at a rate consistent with his or her age, showing no signs of illness or injury. A child's development depends on many factors including the child's birth weight, how much he or she weighs when born, how long he or she stays in the womb, whether or not there is alcohol or drug use by the mother during pregnancy, etc.
Toddlers this age are beginning to understand that certain words can have more than one meaning. This begins with simple mistakes like saying "boat" for "ball." Kids will also make the connection between words based on how they are used in context. For example, if you ask a two-year-old why he wants to go shopping, he might reply because "he needs some shoes." You can see that while this three-year-old does not know what shop means, he does understand that going shopping means acting in a manner that gets you something you want or need.
At 18 months, toddlers start to recognize their parents' faces. They may begin to cry when they see a photo of themselves being held by someone else.