Quiz: Don’t Wait and See with a Child’s Development


Test your knowledge of healthy growth and development milestones for a child at 18 months of age!

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  1. How many words can a child at 18 months of age say?

    2 words
    5 words
    10 words
    20 or more words
    none

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  2. What can you expect to happen at a child’s Enhanced 18-month well-baby visit with a primary health care provider?

    A discussion with your primary health care provider about healthy child development and behaviour
    Review of your child’s development on a screening checklist called the Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS)
    Receive information about parenting and community programs that promote healthy child development and behaviour
    If needed, referrals to specialized services
    18 month immunization
    All of the above

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  4. An 18 month old child can point to how many body parts when asked (one at a time)?

    1
    3
    5
    10
    none

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  5. Why is 18 months a key stage in a child’s development?

    The 18 month visit with a primary health care provider is the last scheduled visit before school entry
    Many developmental milestones are met by this age
    If there is difficulty or a delay in development, it can often be found at this age
    All of the above

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  6. When getting dressed in the morning, an 18 month old child can…

    get dressed all by him/herself
    help with dressing by putting out arms and legs
    giggle at you and play
    mess up the clothes in the bottom dresser drawer

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  8. When should you talk to your health care provider about a child’s growth and development?

    When there is a problem
    When the child is happy
    At every visit with a health care provider, always talk about the child’s growth and development
    When there is time
    Never

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  9. What one of the following statements can an 18 month old child NOT do?

    Pick up and eat finger food
    Stack 3 or more blocks
    Hold a cup to drink
    Twist lids off jars or door knobs
    All of the above

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  11. What would you not expect of your 18 month old during play?

    Play and share with 2 other children for 20 minutes
    Look at you when you are talking and playing together
    Point to show you something
    Push or pull toys while walking forward

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  12. How can an 18 month old child move up the stairs?

    Run up the stairs
    Crawl up the stairs
    Walk up a few stairs holding your hand
    Jump up the steps

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  13. How can an 18 month old child show you a bird in a tree?

    Jump up and down to get your attention
    Say “Look! It’s a bird!”
    Point to show you the bird
    None of the above

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  15. Can a child at 18 months of age show affection toward people, pets, and toys?

    Yes
    No
    Not sure

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  16. An 18 month old child can use which of the following gestures?

    Waving
    Pushing
    Giving
    Reaching up
    All of the above

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Children are always learning to do new things as they move through different stages of development. As your child grows, contact Durham Region Health Department to receive a free set of healthy growth and development cards and a colouring book.