ZERO TO THREE, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families has a great on-line tool for parents called From Baby to Big Kid. It is an e-newsletter that showcases how children learn and grow each month from birth to 3 years. From Baby to Big Kid translates the science of early childhood and offers strategies parents can tailor to their unique family situation and to the needs of their child. Although my children have outgrown Day Nursery, I subscribed a “test child” so I could follow along and see what they were offering. This is such a great tool. It is packed with info for parents. My fictional child is now 21 months old and when this month’s email arrived this week, it reminded me to share this resource with you. Here are some examples of what you can expect from your child’s development at this age, what it’s like for parents at this stage and what life is like from the point of view of your child.
Read about research that looked at how toddlers are developing self-awareness—the knowledge of who they are—at this age.
Read about common experiences many parents have at this age, like dealing with their toddler’s independence one minute and their demands to be “babied” the next.
To subscribe to Baby to Big Kid, visit the Zero to Three website.