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GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT - Dr. L. Nagpal


12-15 months


Physical Development:

a. The baby stands alone unaided.
b. The baby starts to climb the steps.
c. The baby can also run.
d. The baby responds to music by movements of bouncing.
e. The baby starts to grip articles.


Mental Development:

a. The baby follows and understands words in context.
b. The baby starts to remember things.
c. The baby indicates wants in ways other than crying.


Language Development:

a. The baby starts to follow simple directions and can say no.
b. The baby likes to sing and uses one recognizable word.


Social Development:

a. The baby starts to copy and imitates others.
b. The baby likes to look at books and pictures.
c. The baby can also show anger.
d. The baby starts to wave good-bye.
e. The baby can laugh and enjoys funny things.


15-18 months


Physical Development:

a. The baby starts to walk in circles and backwards.
b. The baby starts dancing and trotting.
c. The baby can throw an object to a small distance.
d. The baby starts to scribble and fetch things.


Mental Development:

a. The baby starts to explore his surroundings.
b. The baby remembers family members when out of sight.
c. The baby starts to understand the different parts of the body and starts to identify them.


Language Development:

a. The baby understands the meaning of kissing and kisses on demand.
b. The baby puts short words together, like Bye-Bye, No-No etc.


Social Development:

a. The baby likes to be talked to, and babbles back.
b. The baby responds to verbal requests without signals.


18-24 months

Physical Development:

a. The baby starts getting self-sufficient.
b. The baby starts to jump and can climb out of a chair or crib.
c. The baby starts to open doors.
d. The baby can remove clothes on their own.


Mental Development:

a. The baby can draw circles and lines on paper.
b. The baby can remember the names of familiar objects and use them meaningfully.


Language Development:

a. The baby makes 3 word sentences.
b. The baby can speak totally about 20-50 words.


Social Development:

a. The child's understanding faculty increases much more than speech.
b. The child likes to sing.

 

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