Stages of Development, 15-18 Months
By: Jason, Austin, and Madyson
Be there for your toddler: to become independent and self-confident, he needs your help. He wants to explore, but he also wants you around. It means a lot to him if you’re nearby while he wanders. He knows you’re there, which is why he often looks back to you. Ultimately be there for your child.
He’ll love to cuddle you and give you a kiss and walk more on his or her own. If they have been walking for a while then he or she may start running or climb stairs and furniture. The toddler will also be able to use a spoon, drink from a cup, scribble, or build a tower of blocks. The toddler will begin to pick up little things like pebbles or crumbs, and try to take their own clothes off.
They start to be more curious about everything! Your toddler might be very self-conscious during this time, and might even be embarrassed when he realizes other people are looking at him. They start to understand things better, like a spoon isn't for chewing on and hitting it on a pan, but for stirring and eating.