Toddler: Communicating and Speaking

Posted by Nate McCallister on March 3, 2016
Smiling Toddler

When children learn to say the word “no” they often practice saying it a lot. When children learn to say or communicate “yes” and “no,” they illustrate developmental progress in communicating and speaking. Below are some additional indicators of progress … Read More

Toddler: Listening and Understanding

Posted by Nate McCallister on January 3, 2016
Smiling Toddler

For many, it is a joy to watch toddler’s language and communication skills emerge. It is essential that children develop these skills. As their ability to communicate improves so does their ability to influence others. Which, in turn, helps nurture … Read More

Toddler: Relationships With Other Children

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 16, 2015
Toddler-Cleaning-Floor

Did you almost slip and fall on your extra slick floor with the new mysterious sheen recently? Perhaps your toddler has been cleaning again. At this age toddlers begin to emulate roles they see others in. They may see you … Read More

Toddler: Self-Regulation

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 9, 2015
Toddler putting on shoes without help.

Self-regulation is an important part of social emotional development for toddlers. Healthy relationships are the cornerstone for progress in this domain. At this stage, children begin to understand limitations, start to show an ability to manage own behavior, become increasingly … Read More

Toddler: Self-Awareness

Posted by Nate McCallister on December 3, 2015
Toddler looking in mirror touching cheek.

Self-awareness is an important part of social emotional development for toddlers. Healthy relationships are the cornerstone for progress in this domain. At this stage, toddlers become aware that they are separate form others, begin to identify feelings, and gain confidence … Read More

Toddler: Trust and Emotional Security

Posted by Nate McCallister on November 29, 2015
Child holding bear.

Trust and emotional security are important parts of social emotional development for toddlers. Healthy relationships are the cornerstone for progress in this domain. At this stage, toddlers will bond with familiar adults. Age: 18-36 months Domain: Social Emotional Development Sub-domain: … Read More