Toddler: Communicating and Speaking

Nate McCallisterToddler

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 as well as some quick tips on how you can help support a child’s development in this area. Age: 18-36 … Read More

Toddler: Listening and Understanding

Nate McCallisterQuick Tips, Toddler

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 other areas of development as well. Below are some examples of progress in this area and some tips you can … Read More

Toddler: Relationships With Other Children

Nate McCallisterQuick Tips, Toddler

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 vacuum, dust, or mow the lawn and then do the same. These new found “skills” (don’t worry we’ll work on honing … Read More

Toddler: Self-Regulation

Nate McCallisterQuick Tips, Toddler

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 independent, and even develop stress management techniques. Age: 18-36 Months Domain: Social Emotional Development Sub-domain: Self-Regulation Progress and Support Toddlers … Read More

Toddler: Self-Awareness

Nate McCallisterQuick Tips, Toddler

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 in increased abilities. Age: 18 months to 36 months Domain: Social Emotional Development Sub-domain: Self-Awareness Progress and Support Toddlers show … Read More

Toddler: Trust and Emotional Security

Nate McCallisterQuick Tips, Toddler

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: Trust and Emotional Security Progress and Support Toddlers show progress when they say “hi” and “bye’ to familiar caregivers, want … Read More