Toddlers are on a fast moving developmental trajectory – they are no longer dependent babies focused on survival. Instead, they are running, jumping, and problem-solving with unique personalities. As professionals we must recognize that toddlers need guidance, support, and understanding, as they are trying to navigate their own independence. Choose two of the following topics
- Explain and define the specific topics that you selected.
- Discuss how you, as an educator (or other professional role such as therapist, social worker, etc.) can support a toddler in this stage of development by giving specific examples.