12-24 Months(One Year Olds)
Below you will find a list of developmental milestones from 12 months through 24 months. Keep in mind that not all children develop at the same time and will progress through these stages at their own pace. However, if you have concerns about your child’s development, it is important to talk with your child’s doctor.
Sits in a small chair Recognizes self in mirror
Crawls skillfully and quickly Follows simple directions
Helps feed self Plays alone for short periods
Enjoys looking at picture books Enjoys being held and read to
Names many everyday objects Wants to try things without help
Taken from: Allen, K. E. and L. R. Marotz. (2000). By theAges: Behavior and development ofchildren pre-birth through eight. Albany:Delmar Thomson Learning.
12-24 months (One Year Olds)
· Encourage child to point to familiar objects in picture books, catalogs, and magazines; name the objects and encourage the child to imitate
· Hide a toy or other familiar object in an obvious place and encourage the child to find it
· Provide blocks, stacking rings, shape-sorting boxes, nesting cups for child to play with
· Allow frequent water play
· Place favorite toys in different locations in a room so the child has to crawl or walk to get them
· Provide dolls and stuffed animals for child to feed, bathe, dress, take for a walk, etc.
· Fill plastic dishpan with Styrofoam peanuts, uncooked pasta, cotton balls, etc. Provide containers of various sizes as well as a scoop or spoon so child can fill containers with materials
· Sing songs together and encourage child to dance to the music
· Play ball with child. Encourage child to bounce, roll, throw and catch the ball
Takenfrom: Allen, K. E. and L. R.Marotz.(2000). By the Ages: Behavior anddevelopment of children pre-birth through eight. Albany:Delmar Thomson Learning.