Child Development 2nd Year

Child Development 2nd year

By the time your child turns one, he or she is beginning to explore their movements and functions, including standing and possibly walking, saying their first words, eating solid foods, grasping objects and placing them elsewhere, turning the pages of books and developing their hand-eye coordination. The second year includes just as many big changes in their little life ranging from walking and running to climbing and doing other things a toddler is able to do comfortably. If you’re curious what your child will be able to do in their second year, this is going to provide you with a basic outline.

Walking and Running

The first thing you may notice your toddler doing is walking on his own. It is one of the most important milestones in every child’s life as he begins taking his first few steps. He may stumble on the first few tries but before too long, he gets a hang of it and soon gets away from you. The average age for a kid to begin walking on his own is between 9 and 17 months. Following walking is running which usually starts shortly after he gets comfortable with walking on his own. The toddler age is when you begin chasing your child around to keep him safe.


Next is climbing. During the second year, your child is going to learn all sorts of activities she can do with her body including climbing on the furniture and out of her crib. It is during this time when you might consider switching from a crib to a toddler bed since she will most likely climb out of her crib after she’s done sleeping.


Mama and Dada start becoming real talking, usually by the 15th month. He will begin speaking in more cohesive words and sentences, joining words together such as “no more” and “want cookie.” His talking will quickly progress during the second year from babbling to complete sentences.


Most kids between 1 and 2 years old will also start kicking a ball around. This really shows the advancement of your child’s development because kicking a ball uses several different functions including aim, strength, coordination and balance.

Scribbling and Drawing

You may also notice during the second year of life, your child begins scribbling and drawing so try to supply plenty of paper! This is usually when you find crayon drawings on your walls so be sure to give your child plenty of ways to explore art and creations that aren’t permanent. It can also be helpful to have a play room where you don’t mind your child drawing to his heart’s content, such as by painting a chalkboard wall and supplying him with endless sticks of chalk.

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