Parenting - Toddler care | 1-3 yrs

Toddlerisms

Divya Kumar

“Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for” - Jerry Seinfeld

Every parent would agree with the above quote and will swear by it! It is fun to watch your child grow up into a beautiful and healthy toddler and start with the nuisances of toddlerism. As mentioned on Livestrong, typical toddler development includes a leap forward in motor development, increase in mental reasoning skills and the beginnings of social and emotional growth.

If you have a toddler at home, you would know that he is able to walk and run, and explore on his own, and has an increased sense of autonomy. His vocabulary is expanding by leaps and bounds and he knows how to imitate you. Some of them turn out to be chatterboxes, practising the words and sentences they are learning every day. A toddler’s curious mind is always full of questions and will always want to know the ‘Why’s and ‘How’s of everything. In such circumstances, the trick is to be patient and answer all his queries. It all adds up to his cognitive development and building a sense of self.

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