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Toddlers Development

What skills should an 18-month-old toddler be able to do?

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  • A Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    Here are the skills, traits, or habits a child will typically have developed by 18 months of age:

    Social and Emotional

    • Self-comfort (such as attachment to blanket)
    • Empathy, sharing, shame, guilt
    • Emerging independence
    • Social relatedness

    Gross motor

    • Walks independently
    • Pushes and pulls large objects
    • Throws a ball while standing
    Fine motor

    • Builds a tower out of a couple of cubes

     

    • Scribbles spontaneously

    Language

    • Says ten to twenty words
    • Plays with dolls and cars
  • A Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered

    Here are the skills, traits, or habits a child will typically have developed by 18 months of age:

    Social and Emotional:

    • Self-comfort (such as attachment to blanket)
    • Empathy, sharing, shame, guilt
    • Emerging independence
    • Social relatedness
    Gross motor:
    • Walks independently
    • Pushes and pulls large objects
    • Throws a ball while standing

    Fine motor:

    • Builds a tower out of a couple of cubes
    • Scribbles spontaneously

    Language:

    • Says ten to twenty words
    • Plays with dolls and cars
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