Stimulating Baby Movements -

19 to 21 Months

The most significant change in baby movements at this stage (19 month old development to 21 month old development phase) is her ability to move around while completing other toddler activities at the same time.


Baby Movements

19 - 21 month old

15 - 18 months

22 - 24 months

25 - 30 months

31 - 36 months


For instance, she can pull a toy behind her as she walks. Previously, the basic movement skills was so demanding that she required her full concentration on some specific early childhood activities alone.


Suitable suggestions for Baby Movements

(19 Month Old - 21 Month Old)


Toddler Activities

Your growing child might be happy to sit herself down in front of the television or video for most of the day.

Don't let this happen too often!!

Make sure there are plenty of child development physical activities planned for her daily routine. This is for the benefit of her own health and development.

Encourage her to get involved with your own schedule, so that, for instance, she walks along the aisles of the supermarket with you or she follows you up and down the stairs.

The more movement activities for toddlers you build into her day, the better.


Child Development Physical Exercise

You don’t have to construct any specific child development physical exercise for her.

Just following you around during the day will ensure that she gets all the practice she needs.

Examples of child development physical exercise and fitness includes:

  • Let her climb onto a sofa alongside you while you read her a story in the morning or afternoon
  • Let her scale the heights of a kitchen chair and watch you set out the table for the evening meal
  • Let her walk freely in the garden while you are out there, too.

Utilizing everyday toddler activities as they arise spontaneously ensures that she has lots of opportunity to consolidate and enhance her hand eye coordination, balance and movements.

Begin to give her simple baby movement challenges that have more than one element in them, like:

  • For instance, you could ask her to go to the other side of the room, pick up a toy that is lying there and put it back into the toy box in the far corner.
  • Or she can push her toy vacuum cleaner across the floor while you do the same with the real one.

Any baby movement that involves your child in moving her body from one place to the next, while simultaneously carrying out another physical activity, automatically benefits the development of her coordination and fundamental movement skills.


Showing off New Baby Movements


Your toddler loves showing off her new talents to you, whether it’s climbing up stairs or running at a pace which she thinks is fast.

This is why she asks you to watch her as she demonstrates each new achievement.

Even though the task she is engaged in is perhaps beyond her, she is so proud of her newly acquired fundamental movement skills that she wants your approval.

When you smile at her effort, you are encouraging her to persevere until she achieves her goal.


Top Tips for Baby Movements

(19 Month Old - 21 Month Old)


  • Let her roam freely.
  • Your toddler needs freedom to explore and to move around in a way she wants in order to test out her new fundamental movement skills.

    As long as you know that she is safe, allow her to venture around your house without restricting her too much.


  • Offer solutions.
  • She may not be able immediately to spot the solution to the baby movement challenges facing her.

    If she struggles unsuccessfully at toddler activities, suggest ways that she could achieve her target - she will respond to your ideas.


  • Take your toddler to the park.
  • Even if your local park has no play equipment for young children, she will adore playing on wide open, grassy areas.

    She knows that if she falls on the grass, she won’t hurt herself.


  • Regularly rearrange her furniture.
  • For instance, you might decide to put her chair at the opposite side of the table today.

    This means she has to use her fundamental movement skills in a slightly different way in order to climb into a sitting position.


  • Exercise walking and stopping with her.
  • You'll have great fun together as you teach her how to stop quickly.

    At first, she will need several steps before she can bring herself to a standstill from walking fast, but she soon gets better at this.


Top Toys for a 19 Month Old - 21 Month Old


  • tricycle wit large pedals
  • child-sized furniture
  • plastic gardening tools
  • pull-along toy that makes a noise when moved


Be sure to browse through all the baby brain development pages that is broken down in different age groups.




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