Parenting Tips for Your 19-20 Month Old Toddler
How I Grow
- I may be able to kick a large ball.
- I like being independent, but sometimes I want to act like a baby.
- I can run without falling too often.
- I can stand on either foot holding on.
- I still like to climb on things.
- I don’t know about safety, so I count on you to keep thinks safe for me.
How I Talk
- I’m very good at saying “no.”
- I can follow simple directions.
- I can say about 15 words.
- I like to listen to nursery rhymes.
- I ask a lot of questions, mostly by saying “why?” or “what’s that?” Be patient with me. I am just trying to learn.
What I Have Learned
- I can pull the toilet paper way out.
- I can put two pieces together to form a simple figure.
- I’m beginning to know what things are for, like a hammer is for banging.
- I can draw an up and down line pretty well.
How I Get Along with Others
- I like to help you do simple things.
- I’m still not very interested in other children.
- Even when I’m with other children, I like to play alone.
- I want to keep my toys to myself, and I may hide them so others can’t play with them.
- I need time to get to know people; I’m afraid of some people.
- I like to do things without adult help.
- I may be friendlier with other children than adults.
What I Can Do
- I can brush my own teeth.
- Sometimes I will let you know when I’m going to have a bowel movement.
- I can let you know when I need dry clothes.
- I can feed myself pretty well.