Physical Milestones For 12-24 Months
Toward the end of the first year, babies become more skilled at using their thumbs and forefingers to investigate objects. Using a pincer grasp to
By the end of the second year, children are gaining more and more control over simple movements and integrating these skills into increasingly complex actions.
Approximately 6 months after their first steps, most toddlers adopt a much more mature walking style, keeping their feet closer together and moving more smoothly.
Although it’s easy to see improvements in large motor skills, one-year-olds also improve their ability to use their hands and fingers, allowing them to examine
Most infants show no clear hand preference (left- or right-handedness) for years. Instead, many seem to alternate between favoring the right hand and the left
Most babies start walking unassisted sometime between 12 and 18 months; mastering this skill is the major physical milestone of their second year. Although their early