The development of two-year olds:
- Learning to throw a ball overhand.
- Kicks a large ball.
- Balances on one foot.
- Can jump.
- Walking up stairs 2 feet to 1 step.
- Opportunities for running, jumping, swinging and climbing.
- Ball games.
- Parachute games.
- Builds a tower with 6 blocks or more.
- Drawing, colouring and painting are enjoyed.
- Draws a vertical line in imitation and eventually draw a circle.
- Play dough & Clothes peg games strengthen the muscles in the hand.
- Preferred hand may be obvious by 2 1/2.
- Threading by 2 1/2.
- Feeds self with a spoon.
- Finger plays e.g. "Open Shut them.
- Chalk Drawing
- Learning to blow bubbles
- Can say at least 50 individual words up to 200.
- Can identify several body parts.
- Follows a 2-step verbal command.
- Starts to put 2 words together and eventually speak in short sentences.
- Have lots of conversations with your child.
- Read lots of books.
- Learning colours.
- Reasoning begins during this year.
- Simple puzzles are enjoyed.
- Block play.
- Positions, such as in, out, up, down, under, over, can be learnt.
- Sorting things in groups.
- Counting is beginning.
- Learning that things start and end.
- More of an interest in other children.
- Modelling behaviour.
- Parallel play.
- Happy to play by self for short periods of time.
- Imaginative play is beginning.
- May want to choose own shoes or clothes: offer a choice of 2.
- Learning to brush teeth.
- Learning to take off their clothes.
- Learning to wash their hands.
- Can indicate need to go to toilet.
- Can play on own for short periods of time.
- Pick up toys.
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