Q&A: 19 Month Old Not Crawling or Standing

We have a neighbor who’s 19-month old seems to be having quite a bit of delay in a few areas. We’ve mentioned it to the parents and they are certain they just need to be patient and she will eventually learn to crawl and walk. I spent 3 hours with her recently. I have an 18-month old who was with …

Fine Motor Skills for Preschoolers 30 – 36 Months

Most Three Year Olds Can: String four large beads Turn single pages Snip with scissors Hold crayons with thumb and finger (not fist) Use one hand consistently in most activities Imitate circular, vertical, and horizontal strokes Paint with some wrist action.  Make dots, lines, and circular strokes Roll, pound, squeeze, and pull clay Build tower of up to 9 cubes …

Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers 24 – 30 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 …

Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers 20 – 24 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 …

Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers 16 – 20 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 …

Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers Aged 12 – 16 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 …