Physical Development

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.

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Walking Worries

Take your child's first steps in stride with reassuring advice from the experts.

All About Toddler Growth Spurts

How can you tell whether your toddler is growing properly, and is there anything you can do to help? Here's the lowdown on toddler growth spurts in girls and boys. 

What’s the Average Height for Children?

How can you tell if your child is growing properly, and what can you do to encourage healthy growth? We’ve got information about the average male and female heights for children. 

Is Your Child Hitting "Typical" Milestones or Could There Be a Delay?

Nearly every parent wonders at some point whether her child is on track, or if she might have a developmental delay. These guidelines will help you make sense of milestones.

5 Things to Consider Before Your Kid Does Growth Hormone Therapy

Since my 3-year-old son is shorter than 99 percent of boys his age, the doctor recommended growth hormones. Here’s what I discovered about the therapy.

How to Encourage Physical Activity in 3-Year-Olds

Vigorous physical activity will help your child develop muscle strength and self-confidence. We tell you the developmental norms for a 3-year-old.

More Physical Development

Age-by-Age Guide to Your Kid's Height and Weight Growth

Curious about your kid's development? Follow our age-by-age growth guide to see the average height and weight your child should have as he grows from baby to big kid.

8 Important Ways Sleep Helps Your Child Grow

Geek out with this fascinating look at your child’s brain and body on a good night’s sleep. 

Chris Hemsworth Had the Best Response When His Daughter Demanded a Penis

Celebrity dad Chris Hemsworth's 4-year-old daughter is a little jealous of some equipment her two brothers have.