Baby Developmental Milestones: 19 to 24 Months

Follows simple directions

At this point, your baby can understand more than she can say. That includes simple directions from you. Start by gesturing to an object with a simple request, such as "Roll the ball." Soon you can advance to more complex directions like "Get your shoes."

May start making a tower with 4 cubes

By the end of his second year, your toddler may construct towers with 4 cubes or more. This helps him develop coordination. Nothing beats knocking down those towers! This teaches cause and effect.

Points to pictures and possibly body parts when named

Your child's vocabulary is growing -- sometime during these months, she may be able to point to parts of her body or pictures in a book when you name them. Play language games to encourage her to identify things. Ask her, "Where's your nose?" or "Where's the puppy?"

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD on November 15, 2017

Sources

SOURCES:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "One to Two Years."

KidsHealth: "Communication and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old."

Healthy Children: "Hand and Finger Skills: 1 Year Olds" and "Language Development: 1 Year Olds."

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