Her walking is a smooth heel-to-toe motion, while her running is still a bit awkward and stiff. She still runs into things and knocks things over because she can’t turn corners well or stop quickly. She can stand on tiptoes to see and touch things that are a little above eye level. And she climbs on anything available to reach things up higher. Although she can get up quite high, she still has difficulty getting back down. She is now able to jump up getting both feet off the ground, although she only clears the floor by about an inch.
Because your child has mastered so many physical skills, she spends much more of her time and effort in learning how things work. She is curious about everything. She wants to know what it is, what it does, and how it works. She has to try it all out for herself. She can be incredibly determined to do things by herself. She is showing more independence every day and she is beginning to see herself as an individual capable of doing what she sets her mind on doing.