Toddler Milestones and What to Expect

Twelve Months:

Throwing and kicking a ball:

Shortly after her first birthday, my kid started showing interest in playing ball — first by throwing, subsequently by kicking at age 2 (catching comes around age 3 to 4). To help her along:

Rohini Vijay

Rohini Vijay

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2 September, 2019

– For throwing, I started rolling a little soft ball back and forth between me and her, going farther and further apart with each pass. Soon, she’ll want to throw it.

– For kicking, I showed her how to use her feet instead of hands to roll a ball back and forth involving both of us.

Twelve to Eighteen Months:

Pushing and pulling:

Soon as my daughter started walking confidently, she discovered the delight of tugging or pushing toys along. And all the while she started improving her dexterity, since she walked forward while occasionally looking back at me.

Consequently, I used to offer her some pull or push toys to play with, or create my own by attaching a string into a toy car (I was sure to supervise or confine the length of the twine to 12 inches to avert a strangulation risk).

To help her along:

– When she begins to stoop around for an item, I taught her how to bend her knees to squat.

– I made her practice. Then I lined up a few little playthings on the floor and had a “treasure hunt,” where she has to go from one item to another and pick them up – a perfect task for cleaning time!

Twelve to Twenty-Four Months:


She always climbs on the kitchen table (or my desk or the bed) for the evident reason: Because it is there. My daughter at this age was trying to find a balance between challenge and danger. Of course, I know that the challenge of climbing up the bookcase is not worth the danger, but the typical toddler’s power to motive isn’t in accordance with her physical art. Climbing is a significant physical milestone, though. It helps my daughter to develop the coordination that she has to master abilities like walking up steps. 

To help her along:

– Supplied safe chances for scaling. Chucked couch cushions or pillows on a carpeted flooring, or left her loose in a toddler-friendly playground.

– Anchorman bookcases and other pieces of furniture to the wall, even when I believe they were too heavy to topple. Clear ledges of things that could fall on her – or that could tempt her to scale.

– Limit accessibility. Kept seat seats shoved under the table, and take a closer glance at the range.

– Set up gates in the top and underside of the stairs. It was the sole solution to keep my kid from trying that resistless – but dangerous – rise. To assist my daughter in learning to climb the stairs safely, by taking her up and down while holding her hand practice together.

Encouraging kids:

When learning to run my kid usually falls a lot, although I encouraged my kid

–I will play label with her as dropping won’t hurt too much, like on a grassy yard or on a sandy shore.

– Chase my daughter – this is one time I can actually encourage her to run away from me!

– Attempt racing, when older children are willing to play along with her.

Indications that it might be time:

– My child looks closely down at her diapers, grabs them, or attempts to pull them off when they’re soiled; or she squats or crosses her legs when she has to go. These activities demonstrate that she is mature enough to comprehend how her body works.

– She reveals an interest in things which can be potty-associated – desiring to observe me visit the bathroom or talking about pee-pee or poo-poo.

She was able to get on and off the toilet and pull her pants down when goes to the toilet. I then gave her toilet training. I helped her associate the around-to go sense with using the potty. When I see the most common signs, I would give an instant prompt like “Let us use the potty” as I guide her toward it. 

Twenty-four to Thirty-Six Months:


Between 2 and 3 years, my daughter learnt how to jump off low constructions, and eventually how to jump from a standing posture. These two abilities need bilateral coordination, or her ability to use both sides of her body to do something distinct. 

To help her along:

Go limit jumping. Holding my child’s hand, standing close to her on a curb or a low measure and say, “One, two, three, hop!” then bound down simultaneously.

Practicing leapfrogging as a prelude to bound from a standing position, which is really more challenging than hopping off a step. I showed her how to get down into a half-squat position and throwed her arms upward while she hops. Gradually she would figure out how to leap from a standstill.

​About Rohini Vijay

I'm Rohini....
I have been married for 6 years now. I'm a Mommy to a busy girl named Ishitha. She is now 4.8 years old. I'm a full-time mommy. My daughter keeps me busy always. She is very kind to everyone and a happy child always. So, I feel that I'm very lucky to have her in my life.   I enjoy reading books, love to hear music and I engage myself in blogging at my leisure time.

This is personal experience and point of view of Mrs Rohini Vijay as a mother. Happy Motherhood does not take responsibility for the contents and those not necessarily represent point of view of Happy Motherhood

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