• PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Crawls
    • Starts to climb; may crawl up stairs
    • May put one foot in front of another when in standing position, or when hands are held by an adult
    • Can stand up if holding on to something
    • Sits well in a chair
    • Pivots when sitting
    • Starts to perfect “pincer grasp”—the ability to pick up an object using thumb and forefinger
    • Clasps hands


    COGNITIVE AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Understands simple instructions
    • Shakes head “no”
    • Examines objects as three-dimensional realities
    • May remember game played the previous day
    • Responds to her name
    • Grows bored with repetition
    • Aware of vertical space; becoming afraid of heights


    SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Doesn’t like being confined
    • Wants to play near parent
    • Imitates play
    • Feeds herself some food
    • Deliberately chooses a toy to play with
    • Imitates some sounds, like hisses or coughs
    • Begins to evaluate people’s moods
    • Performs for an audience; repeats actions when applauded

     

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