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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

15-month-old toddler

Your Toddler at 15 Months

Your 15-month-old toddler continues to develop new skills daily at this age. Much of this development spurt is with their language skills. Suddenly they may seem to understand everything you say – causing you to become more skilled in spelling words that you may not want them to hear! “Should we stop at the P-A-R-K?”

Most children at this age can:

  • Imitate activities – and this makes for a lot of fun!
  • Express wants by pulling, pointing, or grunting.
  • Say 1 to 3 words, as well as “mama” and “dada.”

Your child may be ready to:

  • Say 3 to 10 words and understand simple commands.
  • Point to parts of their body.
  • Walk well and climb stairs.
  • Drink from a cup.
  • Recognize themselves in a mirror.
  • Scribble – look out walls!

Remember, all babies develop at their own pace. So if your little one isn’t doing all of these things just yet, you’ll likely see them soon.

If you’re concerned about your child’s development, talk to your pediatrician at your next well-check visit, or send an email with your question.

Resources for parents

American Academy of Pediatrics:
Toddler Growth & Development

My Doctor Online:
Normal Growth and Development: Infants and Toddlers

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