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Developmental milestones for toddlers (children 1-3 years of age) include recognizing him- or herself in pictures or in the mirror, imitating others' behavior, showing defiant behavior, recognizing names of familiar people, following simple instructions, sort objects by shape, and express a wide range of emotions. It's important for parents to read to their toddler daily, encourage pretend play, teach your child simple songs, play matching games, and name body parts.

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