By 18 months your child may

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  • Enjoy exploring

  • Walk by themselves

  • Put two words together "mummy here"

  • Turn to their name

  • Scribble with chunky crayons

  • Clap to songs and start to follow actions

  • Follow simple requests "pass me the ball"

  • Feed themselves finger food

  • Begin to use a spoon

  • Enjoy 'messy play'

  • Use familiar words to name objects or people for example mummy, daddy, ball, drink, teddy