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12-18months

12-18 months old

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?

Newly mobile and more vocal, your little explorer is full of enthusiasm and—sometimes—a very strong will. Find out about toys that lend support as first steps lead to confident walking. And there are toys and activities to help your child absorb ideas and learn to respond to others during play.

  • PHYSICAL
    Become a confident walker
  • COGNITIVE
    Be better at entertaining herself, and more deliberate in exploring
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How your 12 to 18-month-old might play now:

Your child may be walking—and very proud of it!

She's better at entertaining herself and more deliberate in her exploration

He can string together ideas to form a basic plan

She shows affection with hugs, kisses, smiles and pats

He can put objects in and out of a box

She starts to treat objects in an appropriate manner—for example, cuddling a teddy bear

He likes to imitate familiar household routines

Children develop at their own pace and reach milestones at different times. The highlights mentioned in this website are approximate guidelines only. If you have any questions about your child's development, consult your healthcare provider.

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