They are starting to be a handful ,but fun. They definitely can walk up the stairs with some help. You see some children beginning to run. They also start to kick a ball and throw a ball overhand. They are starting to be more independent and they can feed themselves with a spoon and they can start to remove their clothes especially the diapers. Most toddlers have 5-10 words and sometimes can combine this into short phrases. They can definitely follow directions and point to body parts and pictures.