Your toddler's physical development is amazing to watch. Here you'll learn what to expect ? from running to jumping to grasping a pencil. Plus, we'll also tell you how your toddler ranks on height and weight charts compared to his peers.
At a time when one in three kids weighs too much, an inability to pack on pounds might seem like a minor issue. But some slender children have health concerns of their own.
Watch as two toddlers play learning activities that will develop a wide range of motor, cognitive, and social skills.
These great indoor games will get your preschooler moving.
Your child is ready to eat, play, and even start getting dressed on his own -- if you let him try. Rather than babying him, letting him tackle the following activities will build his confidence. We'll show you when and how to get started.
Once your child starts walking, keeping him by your side in public is no easy task. Rein in your little sprinter with this on-the-go advice.
Your child's mastery of fine-motor skills will allow him greater independence. Here are some of the skills your youngster will perfect in the preschool years.
Walking isn't the only exciting motor skill your kid will master this year. Help him run, jump, and climb with these tips.
Is your child's small stature something to worry about?
Little hands can develop fine motor skills by learning the proper way to cut paper.
Everyone talks about how tall -- or short -- a child is, but does size really matter?
Fine-tune your child's motor skills at any age with these simple, fun activities.
These toys will help build skills without being overly challenging.
Curious about your baby's development? Follow our age-by-age growth chart to see the average height and weight your child should have as he grows from baby to big kid. Learn about your baby's healthy growth standards and benchmarks.
Are padded bras for kindergarteners practical or perverted?
Your doctor dutifully plots your child's height and weight, but what do all those percentiles mean, anyway? We've got the answers to this and more.
Toddlers may not be ready for pens and pencils yet, but hand your child a crayon -- there's a lot to learn from scribbling.
Take your child's first steps in stride with reassuring advice from the experts.
Why do some toddlers take their time before taking their first steps?
Teaching your child good balance at an early age will set her up for better body awareness, coordination, and -- yes -- concentration.
Is there such a thing as growing pains?
How can you tell whether your child is growing properly? And is there anything you can do to help his growth along? Here's the lowdown on making sure your child measures up.
By 2, children are ready to put their new mastery of motor skills to good use. We outline some activities your little one will love.
You'll be amazed by the big leaps in your toddler's fine motor skills this year.