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The nurse is preparing a staff education program about growth and development of an 18-month-old toddler. Which of the following characteristics should the nurse include in the staff education program?
a.Eats well with a spoon and cup
b.Runs clumsily and can walk up stairs
c.Points to common objects
d.Builds a tower of three or four blocks
e.Has a vocabulary of 300 words
f.Dresses self in simple clothes
ANS: A, B, C, D
Tasks accomplished by an 18-month-old toddler include eating well with a spoon and cup, running clumsily, walking up stairs, pointing to common objects such as shoes, and building a tower with three or four blocks. An 18-month-old toddler has a vocabulary of only 10 words, not 300. Toddlers cannot dress themselves in simple clothing until 24 months of age.