What’s irresistibly cute, can out-energise the Energizer Bunny, comes with a penchant for demolition and usually has sticky fingers? That’s right – it’s the beloved toddler, and they are MIGHTY.
Toddlerhood is an incredibly rich phase of development for kids, and when you get your head around what’s actually going on with these little guys, it’s no surprise that they are a force to be reckoned with.
2. They have a ‘word spurt’
Incredibly, at around 18 months of age, a toddler experiences a “word spurt”, adding new words (several per day) to their vocabulary at breakneck speed.
Experts have attributed this learning surge to word repetition, learning many words at once and learning words of varying difficulty.