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This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Views of a Foetus in the Womb detail. A toddler is a child 12 to 36 months old. The toddler years are a time of great cognitive, emotional and social development. The word is derived from “to toddle”, which means to walk unsteadily, like a child of this age. Toddler development can be broken down into a number of interrelated areas.
Physical: growth or an increase in size. Gross motor: the control of large muscles which enable walking, running, jumping and climbing. Vision: the ability to see near and far and interpret what is seen. Social: the ability to interact with the world through playing with others, taking turns and fantasy play. Although it is useful to chart defined periods of development, it is also necessary to recognize that development exists on a continuum, with considerable individual differences between children.