Your Child at 24 to 36 Months
Between 24 and 36 months, your child will transition from the crib to a bed, begin toilet training, and have a vocabulary of around 900 words.
It is also the time when your child is beginning to realize that he or she is an independent person from you, and wants to express his or her free will—largely by opposing you.
In the next year your child will learn to:
If you have concerns about your child's development, contact Early On at 1-800-EarlyOn or 1-800-327-5966.
Learning to read and write in school depends on the blending of many skills—skills that grow as children interact with and explore their world in the early years.
There are many things you can do as a parent to encourage your child's development in reading and writing.
At some point in the next year, your child will begin to use the toilet independantly.
Many parents wonder if their child is ready. Baby Center has a checklist that can help you decide if you and your child are ready. The website also offers tips and ideas to make the transition smoothly.