Toddler Milestones Quiz

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Match the milestone with the corresponding age range:

Can run and climb onto furniture = By 2 years Can jump with two feet together from a low step = By 2 years and 6 months Can walk upstairs with alternate feet and throw/catch a large ball = By 3 years Can draw a circle = By 3 years

Match the fine motor skill development with the corresponding age range:

Can pull down items of clothing; starts to develop a tripod grip = By 2 years and 8 months Can feed themselves with a spoon = By 18 months Can squat to pick up toys and run unaided = By 18 months Can walk upstairs with help but unable to avoid obstacles while running = By 18 months

Match the social and emotional development characteristics with the corresponding descriptions:

Imitates parents and develops a sense of self-worth = Notices sex differences and knows own sex Developing autonomy around 'I can do it myself' and sense of shame if fail = According to Erikson May have extreme mood swings and fantasy life = May be easily frustrated Very social being but still egocentric = Developing a sense of self-worth

Match the cognitive development stages with the corresponding descriptions:

Uses senses and motor development to differentiate self from objects = Up to 2 years Up to 2 years, uses senses and motor development to differentiate self from objects = Uses senses and motor development to differentiate self from objects

Match the following speech milestones with the corresponding age range:

Coos = 1-2 months Laughs and squeals = 2-6 months Babbles: mama/dada as sounds = 8-9 months Two word sentences, >50 words, 75% understood by strangers = 22-24 months

Match the following toddler development problems with their management strategies:

Negativism = Avoid punishment Temper tantrum = Remain calm Jealous from other baby = Give them choices – stay away from yes or no questions Power struggles = Divert attention to something else

Match the following common toddler accidents and injuries with the corresponding type:

Motor accident = Accident Burn = Injury by sharp instruments Drowning = Suffocation Poisoning = Accident

Match the following cognitive development characteristics with the pre-conceptual phase in toddlers:

Represents the world with words and images = Symbolic Thinking Begins to be able to give reasons for beliefs and actions = Not true cause-effect

Study Notes

Physical Development Milestones

  • By 2 years: Can run, climb onto furniture, and use sit-and-ride toys and push-and-pull wheeled toys.
  • By 2 years and 6 months: Can kick a large ball, jump with two feet together from a low step.
  • By 3 years: Can run forwards and backwards, direct a tricycle, walk upstairs with alternate feet, throw and catch a large ball.
  • By 18 months: Can walk unaided, walk upstairs with help, squat to pick up toys, and run but may not be able to avoid obstacles.

Fine Motor Skills

  • By 2 years and 8 months: Can pull down items of clothing and start to develop a primitive tripod grip.
  • By 3 years: Can draw a circle.

Emotional and Social Development

  • Toddlers are social beings but still egocentric.
  • They imitate parents and notice sex differences, knowing their own sex.
  • Autonomy develops during this period, centered around controlling their bodies, themselves, and their environment.
  • Failure can lead to a sense of shame and doubt.
  • They may be easily frustrated, have extreme mood swings, and develop a sense of self-worth.
  • They may have a fantasy life.

Cognitive Development

  • Up to 2 years, toddlers use their senses and motor development to differentiate themselves from objects.
  • From 2 to 3 years, they are in the pre-conceptual phase, where they are still egocentric and cannot take the point of view of others.
  • They begin talking and saying short sentences, understanding more than they can say.
  • They learn names of body parts and objects around them.
  • They begin to understand a vague sense of time, counting, colors, shapes, and sizes.

Speech Milestones

  • 1-2 months: Coos.
  • 2-6 months: Laughs and squeals.
  • 8-9 months: Babbles "mama/dada" as sounds.
  • 10-12 months: Says "mama/dada" specifically.
  • 18-20 months: Uses 20 to 30 words, 50% understood by strangers.
  • 22-24 months: Uses two-word sentences, over 50 words, 75% understood by strangers.
  • 30-36 months: Almost all speech is understood by strangers.

Toddler Development Problems

  • Negativism: Behavior that is resistant to both inner and outer stimulation, characterized by saying "no" repeatedly.
  • Temper tantrums: Emotional and physical "meltdowns" common among children aged 2-4, characterized by screaming, kicking, and lying on the floor.
  • Jealousy of other babies.
  • Ritualistic behavior.
  • Power struggles between parent and child.

Common Toddler Accidents and Injuries

  • Motor accidents.
  • Falls.
  • Burns.
  • Injury by sharp instruments.
  • Drowning.
  • Suffocation.
  • Poisoning.

Test your knowledge on developmental milestones for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years. Identify when they should be able to run, climb, kick a ball, use toys, and more in this quiz.

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