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​​​Your child is advancing from infancy toward and into the preschool years. During this time, his or her physical growth and motor development will slow, but you can expect to see some tremendous intellectual, social, and emotional changes. 

Is your toddler due for a check-up? See the AAP Schedule of Well-Child Care Visits.  ​​

Toddler Growth & Development
Physical Skills
  • Walks alone
  • Pulls toys behind when walking
  • Begins to run
  • Stands on tiptoe
  • Kicks a ball
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Social Skills
  • Imitates behavior of others
  • Aware of herself as separate from others
  • Enthusiastic about company of other children
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Cognitive Thinking
  • Finds objects even when hidden 2 or 3 levels deep
  • Sorts by shape and color
  • Plays make-believe
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