Children this age work hard to master:
- Eye-hand coordination - they become more precise with their hand movements, the tweezers are more controlled and they may start sorting objects by color (although it may take some time before they can name the colors - no need to keep testing them , we can just keep repeating the names).
- Speech – Your speech often starts to explode around 18 months. Single-word vocabulary increases, and they may begin to put two words together to form a short sentence: "mommy go" when mom is going, or "more swing" when they don't want to stop on the swing. We can continue to give them rich speech, real names of everything around them, maybe have some classified speech baskets, look them in the eye when we listen to them and give them time to talk, read books, sing songs and also simple poetry can be presented.
- Gross Motor Movement – Once they are stable we will see them looking for new challenges. Climbing, running and maximum effort become important. Maximum effort is when children like to carry the heaviest objects they can find. Do you have heavy shopping to carry? A few cans or heavy bottles?
- Activities for everyday life - we can continue to offer simple one-step activities such as B. pouring a glass of water or mopping up a spilled liquid. And add more steps as they gain mastery.
- Social development – still largely playing in parallel with children of the same age, they are becoming more aware of their surroundings and enjoy working with us at home.
- Organization – knowing where things are and what's next becomes super important around the age of 18 months. If we haven't already, we can set up a shelf for her activities in trays and baskets, a place to hang her bag and coat by the entrance, and a place for everything (with everything in its place). Regular daily rhythms give our 18-21 month old children a sense of security and security.
- Repetition - When they find the activity they are working on, they repeat it over and over again.