Developmental milestones for Toddlers chart : Social Development

Developmental milestones for Toddlers chart

Development Milestones: What

Soon after her first birthday, your child will show interest in ball play—first by throwing, then by kicking at age 2 (catching comes around age 3 to 4). To help her along:

  • For throwing, start by rolling a small soft ball back and forth between you, moving farther and farther apart with each pass. Soon, she'll want to throw it.
  • For kicking, show her how to use her feet instead of hands to roll a ball back and forth between the two of you.
  • For catching, have her roll it up a small incline to catch on the way down.

Pushing and pulling (12 to 18 months)

Once your child's a confident walker, he'll discover the joy of dragging or pushing toys along. And all the while he'll improve his coordination, since he'll be walking forward while occasionally looking back. So offer him some pull or push toys to play with, or make your own by attaching a string to a toy car (make sure to supervise or limit the length of the cord to 12 inches to avoid a strangulation hazard).

Squatting (12 to 18 months)

Up to now, your baby has had to bend down to pick things up off the ground. But soon, she'll attempt to squat instead. To help her along:

  • When she starts to stoop over for an object, show her how to bend her knees to squat.
  • Let her practice. Line up a few small toys on the floor and have a "treasure hunt, " where she has to go from one item to the next and pick them up—a perfect activity for cleanup time!

Climbing (12 to 24 months)

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My two cents

by gelg

As a parent, I've been surprised by how much age matters in elementary/middle school.
I've noticed that the socially outstanding kids (which doesn't always mean popular -- I mean kids who are comfortable with themselves) tend to be the oldest kids in the class. I would not have thought 6 or 8 months makes a difference, but it seems to. In elementary school, six months translates to very real developmental milestones, so older kids have an advantage.
I did not allow my kids to skip grades. One kid was in precisely your situation. Her kindergarten wanted to move her up at least one year and possibly two

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