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Age 18 Months - Developmental Milestones

(1) Wand and (8) Ball with Month-moon
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The typical 18 month old can build a tower of 3 blocks, imitate scribbling, and walk backwards. At this age, children can also use a spoon and cup with help to feed themselves and can say 10 or more words. As children develop more independence, children at this age may also develop a tendency to throw temper tantrums when they do not get their way. As a parent, it is important to not reinforce these behaviors although easier said than done.
8 KEY FACTS
GROSS MOTOR
Climbs Up Stairs
Climbing Stairs

At 18 months old, toddlers will be able to climb up stairs, but may need some assistance.

Runs
Running

By 18 months of age, toddlers will be able to run.

FINE MOTOR
Stacks Three Blocks
(3) Tree and Blocks

By 18 months old, a toddler will be able to build a tower of three blocks.

Eats with Spoon
Spoon

At 18 months of age, most children can use a spoon and cup with help to feed themselves.

Removes Clothing
Removing Clothes

A developmental motor milestone for 18-month-old toddlers is being able to remove clothing independently.

LANGUAGE
10-25 Word Vocabulary
(10) Tin, (20) Dollar-bill and (5) Hand with Words

At 18 months of age, children typically have a vocabulary of approximately ten to 25 words.

SOCIAL / COGNITIVE
“Mine”
"Mine" Speech-bubble with Miner-hat

At 18 months old, toddlers begin to understand the idea of “mine” and not want to share toys.

Pretend Play
Pretending to be a Princess

At this age, toddlers will begin to engage in simple pretend play, such as feeding stuffed animals or dolls.

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