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http://www.michaelolaf.com/JCcontents.html   I never buy their stuff, but the ideas are great. ;)
If you're going to watch TV, and yes, that happens, I highly recommend:   Peep and the Big Wide World The WonderPets Caillou Kipper   Kids TV content can be surprisingly violent, and/or verbally aggressive.
Magnatiles Tanagrams Legos Sequences Tinker Toys Lincoln Logs  
Not that I've ever heard:   http://www.babyzone.com/toddler/toddler_development/language_communication/article/toddler-speech-problems
My local university offers a water class for babies at 6 months, and the water temp is 90F.  But, the pool is only for littles.
From Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child    Page 119: Instead of expecting your child to comprehend and "mind" when you say no, follow through with action. You might say "No biting" while gently cupping your hand over the child's mouth and removing him from biting range. You might say "No hitting" while removing him and showing him what he can do. The "no" may be more for...
    I second all those books. I also have:   The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: Written by Teachers for Teachers Kathy Charner, et alThe Complete Resource Book for Preschoolers: An Early Childhood Curriculum With Over 2000 Activities and Ideas Pam Schiller, Kay HastingsToddler Play (Gymboree) Wendy S. Masi     Michael Olaf.net is also very helpful:  http://www.michaelolaf.com/JCcontents.html  
This is a great resource for reality-checking yourself:   http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/from-baby-to-big-kid/month21.html   Just remember, loving him, and him loving you, is the most important part.
http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41l067.pdf That's what your doc will use, and so should you.  How tall is he? Has he grown in height?   I'd recommend more fat in his diet, but that's just me. ;)
  Ha! I keep it on top of the fridge. ;)  I wouldn't mind that she eats chocolate, really, except she's up ALL NIGHT!!!
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