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Your Developing Toddler

Your Developing Toddler
September 29, 2016 yourvillage

Your Developing Toddler
Are you curious about whether or not your child’s behavior and development are considered normal? Just curious and wanting to know what to expect? This class covers motor, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and sexual areas of development for kids ages 12-36 months. This can facilitate deeper understanding which makes for smoother interactions and also enables parents to learn about what is normal versus what might be considered concerning. Full Class Time: 1hr 20min 
Module 1Overview
An introduction to toddler development and all the areas that are covered in this class.
Unit 1Your Developing Toddler Overview
Module 2Motor Development
Learn about the 8 categories of gross motor and 4 categories of fine motor development. Then learn about expected milestones by age, red flags to be aware of and ways to support your toddler in all areas of development. Also learn about how boys and girls differ and how to support their differing needs for motor development.
Unit 1Gross Motor: Categories & Expected Milestones
Unit 2Gross Motor: Red Flags & Ways to Support
Unit 3Fine Motor: Categories & Expected Milestones
Unit 4Fine Motor: Red Flags & Ways to Support
Module 3Cognitive Development
Learn about your toddler's brain development, what concepts and skills he is learning and can grasp broken down by 6 month increments, any red flags to be aware of and lots of great ways to support her brain development throughout toddlerhood.
Unit 1Background & Expected Milestones
Unit 2Red Flags & Ways to Support
Module 4Language Development
Cognitive and language development are tightly intertwined. But this section breaks out language development specifically into expected language milestones by age, red flags to be aware of so you can get help early if needed, ways to support language development. This section also covers information on bilingualism, breaking down some myths and explains the benefits of bilingualism.
Unit 1Expected Milestones & Red Flags
Unit 2Ways to Support & Bilingualism
Module 5Emotional Development
Emotional development is the precursor to social development. Learn about your toddlers social development, any red flags and how to support this very important and often overlooked piece of toddler development.
Unit 1Background & Expected Milestones
Unit 2Teaching Emotional Skills & Ways to Support
Module 6Social Development
Toddlers who fall behind socially can have a tough time upon entering elementary, be labeled as the "bad kid" and can have reverberating effects throughout childhood and life. Learn about expected milestones for social development, red flags and how to support your toddler's social development and address any budding issues or concerns.
Unit 1Background & Expected Milestones
Unit 2Red Flags & Ways to Support
Module 7Sexual Development
Although the bulk of sexual development does not occur until puberty, toddlers begin to notice the difference between boys and girls, can be curious and have questions, so it is important to be prepared. Learn about this early stage of sexual development, any red flags so you can get them addressed and how to best handle teaching social norms around sexual expression.
Unit 1Normal Sexual Behaviors, Red Flags & Ways to Support
Module 8Summary
A summary of all the ways to support healthy toddler development and how to address any concerns
Unit 1Your Developing Toddler Summary