Have a chat to your Child & Family Health Nurse or GP if your child is not
  • Understood by others.
  • Playing with other children or with toys.
  • Playing imaginary games.
  • Able to have a conversation.
  • Learning to go to the toilet.
  • Making eye contact.
  • Understanding simple instructions.
  • Responding to people outside the family.
Poppy's personality is starting to shine through. She is more confident and keen to get out and try things. Of course, she still needs support, especially when doing new things.

An important job during this time is helping her to handle emotions and develop her social skills.

Poppy will become more and more independent and really like to do things for herself. She is clearer about her preferences and dislikes. It is important for her to choose what to wear or what to eat.

She is becoming more confident with things she can do and in trying new things. She doesn't always have a good sense of what she can't manage until she has tried it so she still needs someone to keep a close eye on her.

Poppy's communication will improve dramatically. Her imagination is showing more in the way she plays. She likes to do performances and makes those around her laugh a lot these days.