Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers 24 – 30 Months

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

By 30 Months, most toddlers can: Fold paper in half Imitate simple pencil markings, such as a cross Build a tower up to 8 cubes Understand common dangers, such as stairs Parenting Tips to Encourage Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers: You can help with toddler developmental milestones.  Suggested play ideas to help develop fine motor skills for toddlers are: Fresh squeezed tastes best. Cut …

Day2DayParentingFine Motor Skills for Toddlers 24 – 30 Months

Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers 20 – 24 Months

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

At 20 – 24 months, your toddler’s fine motor skills will be refining.  Your toddler is able to make circular scribbles and imitate vertical lines. Crayons are held between thumb and fingers. During play, he or she manipulates shapes and large puzzle pieces, building with blocks, and scooping independently. Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers | List of Milestones Build a …

Day2DayParentingFine Motor Skills for Toddlers 20 – 24 Months

Early Intervention Vision Services Available for Your Baby

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As a part of Early Intervention, your child may be evaluated for his or her visual functioning. Tests help to determine a diagnosis and appraisal of specific visual disorders, delay, and abilities. Once an assessment is made, you may be referred to medical or other professional services ready help your child. Additional related services include communication skills training, orientation, and …

Day2DayParentingEarly Intervention Vision Services Available for Your Baby

The Early Intervention Treatment Team

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Understanding the Different Members of an Early Intervention Treatment Team Here is a list of the different professionals who might be called upon to help your child. Developmental Specialist With a background in child development, your developmental specialist works with your family to help your child achieve skills in a typical developmental order. They are able to assist children in …

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Are Walkers & Exersaucers Good for Your Baby?

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Walkers, Exersaucers & Jumpers: Is There an Impact on a Baby’s Development? More and more baby “exercise equipment” becomes available to parents every year and often parents ask us questions during therapy sessions and evaluations such as “Should I get a walker for my baby?” or “Will using a bouncer help strengthen my babies leg muscles?”. You will find varying …

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Support Your Adopted Child in Developing New Eating and Sleeping Habits

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Developing New Eating Habits When you adopt a child, there is usually an adjustment period as the child gets used to their new surroundings. If you have adopted an older child, it is important to consider their previous living situation when helping them settle into their new home. If the child came from an environment where they did not have …

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Developing Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child

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Steps to Help an Adoptive Child Develop Healthy Attachments While adoption has a positive effect on children, the child doesn’t know this when he or she leaves the institution. The child only knows that they are leaving behind everyone and everything they have ever known. It is typical then, for the child to react with unexplained crankiness, clinginess, or crying. …

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Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers 16 – 20 Months

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

By 18 Months, most toddlers can: Build a tower using 2 cubes Use hands together at midline (middle of the body) Scribble Point with pointer finger Hold cup and drink – some spilling will occur Remove socks Place hats on heads Parenting Tips for Fine Motor Skills: You can help with baby developmental milestones.  Suggested play to help a baby …

Day2DayParentingFine Motor Skills for Toddlers 16 – 20 Months

Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers Aged 12 – 16 Months

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

At this level of development, your baby is favoring use of one hand. While viewing books, he or she will be pointing to pictures. He or she will be gripping objects and releasing into a container. While one hand holds an object, the other hand explores and manipulates. Your baby is happy to build block towers, climb onto furniture, and climb …

Day2DayParentingFine Motor Skills for Toddlers Aged 12 – 16 Months
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Fine Motor Skills Development for Babies 7 – 12 Months

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

Between the ages of about seven and nine months, your baby will probably start getting into a hands-and-knees position for crawling. Even before he actually starts moving forward in this position, the rocking back and forth that he does is very important to his hand development. Holding himself up in that manner will not only strengthen his shoulders, hips, and …

Day2DayParentingFine Motor Skills Development for Babies 7 – 12 Months