Toddler Development

Although toddlers don't grow as fast as they did in their first 12 months, they make some amazing leaps and bounds in their development over the next two years.

One of the most important developments they make is learning how to walk. When it comes time to buy that first pair of toddler shoes, make sure you buy the right ones using the expert tips found in The First Pair of Shoes.

But walking isn't the only physical development that your toddler will make. Learn all about the other accomplishments that your toddler will achieve between 12 and 18 months and 18 and 24 months. Worrying About Delays in Physical Development provides you with a guideline of when particular developments should have taken place.

During the toddler years, language skills also rapidly expand. In this section, you can read up on how your toddler learns to talk as well as gain some tips to encourage his speech. Are you worried that your toddler isn't talking enough? Find out when this might actually be a problem in When the Words Emerge too Slowly.

The social and emotional development of toddlers is very interesting. It is during these years that the foundations are laid for their future relationships. Find out just how your toddler will develop emotionally in the months leading up to their second birthday as well as between 24 and 36 months. Worried about the Terrible Two's? Find out why the two's may not be so terrible afterall. For parents that are concerned about their child's emotional development, there is also a development guideline that can help you realize when there might be a problem.

And don't forget to take a look at the toddler growth chart 13 to 24 months and 24 to 36 months that let's you quickly see, month-by-month, what most toddler's can do, what some have started to do and what very few may be able to do.

Find out if your toddler is developing on schedule by chatting with other moms in our toddler forum.