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toddler

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɒdlə
 
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Definition of toddler in English:

noun

A young child who is just beginning to walk.
Example sentences
  • Primary school children and even toddlers as young as two have been caught starting fires.
  • There were young babies screaming and toddlers vomiting on the floor.
  • The six sessions include giving tips and ideas for playing with young children and toddlers.

Derivatives

toddlerhood

1
noun
Example sentences
  • By the time Nat reached toddlerhood, I was being instructed on which classes to sign her up for, which nursery schools to look at, which sports should she play and musical instruments she should master.
  • Just a couple of weeks ago, a study came out in the journal Pediatrics which claimed that TV watching in toddlerhood contributes to attentional problems in the early elementary years.
  • At last check, only one of our girls has made it through toddlerhood unscathed and I no longer believe that the feminine gender enters the world magically imbued with an inner ballerina-like grace.

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