Your toddler is 36 months old

Your toddler is 36 months old!

36 months old toddler development

36 months old toddler

Month 36

Congratulations! Your toddler turns three this month and the fun really begins! With the terrible twos (hopefully) behind you, you can look forward to a year where your child has a greater command of his language skills, strives to be independent, his imagination and creativity grow stronger and he is able to paint, do puzzles, walk, run, jump and cause havoc. He may be able to dress himself this month and understands complex concepts such as why he has to wait for his dinner (you have to cook it!). By the end of this year your three-year-old may have grown about three inches taller.

As your toddler turns three he probably doesn’t seem like a toddler anymore as he runs, jumps, hops, skips, balances and probably rides a tricycle. He can hold a conversation and most of the words he says are understood. He is developing a sense of independence and can understand fairly complex concepts, like why he feels hot or cold. This month its time to give yourself a huge pat on the back. You’ve come a long way since you gave birth and were given your tiny baby to care for.

The third birthday

The third birthday party is not that different to the second in terms of what your child can handle, so the same rules apply: keep it simple, don’t invite too many friends and stay away from hiring magicians or party entertainers (until your child is older). The difference this year is that you can include your child in the planning stages. Ask your child what kind of party he wants (but give him some limitations, or he might be upset when you tell him it cannot be held under the sea). If he does like the sea, make this a theme of the party using foods, the birthday cake and under the sea decorations to help. Like two-year-olds, three-year-olds will get tired and grumpy after too much fun, games and cake so keep the party small and the food healthy. Too much sugar will result in kids running riot.

Saying NO

You may notice your toddler starting to say NO back to you (and probably stems from hearing you say no too often!). There are some children of this age who are really beginning to assert themselves and therefore say no to pretty much everything! For children, saying no is a power trip and once they have discovered they can use it, it can become very frustrating for you. Try to limit situations where your child can answer with a no, for example, don’t ask, ‘do you want to get dressed?’ instead ask, ‘what would you like to wear your red top or blue one?’ Changing how you phrase sentences can also help, so instead of saying ‘go and put your shoes on’ say, ‘lets see who can put their shoes on the fastest, mummy or Oscar?’

Find out how your toddler will progress at 3 years and 1 month old

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

Your toddler is 35 months old
Toddler Stages
Your toddler is 35 months old
Your toddler is 35 months old! Month 35 Toddler social skills are a work in...
Your toddler is 34 months old
Toddler Stages
Your toddler is 34 months old
Your toddler is 34 months old! Month 34 This month your toddler is starting...
Your toddler is 33 months old
Toddler Stages
Your toddler is 33 months old
Your toddler is 33 months old!   Month 33 This month your toddler will...
Your toddler is 32 months old
Toddler Stages
Your toddler is 32 months old
Your toddler is 32 months old! Month 32 Watching your 32-month-old will be...

email block

7-best-developmental-toys-for-babiesBaby & Toddler Health

Best Baby Toys for Development and Learning

It's a scientifically proven fact that playtime is instrumental in the healthy development of your child's brain. So we've picked...
eczema-at-bathtimeBaby & Toddler Health

How to have an eczema-friendly, fun bath time

What kind of bathtime products are good for babies with eczema?
what-is-the-difference-between-spontaneous-and-coached-pushing-in-labourLabour and Birth

What is the difference between spontaneous and coached pushing in labour?

Coached pushing is quite a controversial topic, find out how it differs from a spontaneous labour.
win-your-own-clock-change-survival-kit-from-the-safe-sleep-experts-the-gro-companyWin

Win your own Clock Change Survival Kit from the safe sleep experts The Gro Company!

We know how it is. You have just got your child into a routine, they snuggle into bed without too...
win-a-months-supply-of-little-dish-meals-and-colour-in-placematsWin

WIN ​a month's​​ ​supply​ ​of​ ​Little​ ​Dish ​Meals​ ​and a​ ​set​ ​of​ ​Colour-in​ ​Placemats

Win ​a month's​​ ​supply​ ​of​ ​Little​ ​Dish ​Meals​ ​and a​ ​set​ ​of​ ​Colour-in​ ​Placemats to​ ​keep​ ​your ​Little​ ​Diners​ ​entertained
take-your-little-one-on-a-taste-adventure-with-for-aisha-win-one-of-two-prize-bundlesWin

Take Your Little One on a Taste Adventure with For Aisha – Win One of Two Prize Bundles

Take Your Little One on a Taste Adventure with For Aisha – Win One of Two Prize Bundles