18-Month-Old’s Developmental Milestones: A Complete Guide

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Reading with your child is probably a regular activity in your house, but by 18-months it will be a more interactive nightly activity. Your toddler will be able to identify objects in picture books by now, pointing to each one and saying their names. Think simple words like “duck,” “house,” or “spoon,” and other objects that she sees not just in books, regularly in real life, too. Reading will become a more entertaining, playful activity for your toddler once she can recognize what she’s looking at. Books full of colorful pictures and objects she’s already expressed an interest in might help speed along this milestone.

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