18 -24 M

18 -24 M

Expression
  • A vocabulary of at least 50 single words used regularly, at least one new word used every few days; words include own name,
    familiar animals, common foods; about 1/3 of words are nouns
  • Uses words to refer to self and others, like mine, me, you
  • Some two-word phrases emerge. These phrases are either learned in chunks or can be new phrases made by the child; some may be possessive, e.g. Mommy’s hat
  • Tone is raised at the end of a sentence, as if asking a question
  • About half of the child’s words are understood by a stranger
Understanding:
  • Understands 300 single words
  • Pays attention when stories are told or read and pictures labeled
  • Understands common action words
  • Understands instructions that use prepositions, such as in and on
Social Interaction:
  • Asserts independence more strongly; may be defiant and/or throw “tantrums”
  • Uses phrases to tell people what to do
  • Excited to be around other children
  • Shows readiness for potty training
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