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Age 2 Years - Developmental Milestones

(2) Tutu and Year-sun
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By 2 years of age, children often have drastically improved gross motor and language skills as compared to 18 months. By 2 years of age, children are often able to stack a tower of 6 blocks and can also walk up and down stairs 1 step at a time. Most 2 year olds are also able to stand on their tiptoes, throw a ball overhead, as well as run and jump. Children’s language skills also increase drastically between 18 months and 2 years of age. By 2 years, usually ½ of their speech is understandable to a total stranger and children are also capable to following a 2 step verbal command. At two years, children also take part in parallel play, which is described as children playing adjacent to one another but not directly playing with one another.
10 KEY FACTS
GROSS MOTOR
Jumps
Jumping

By two years of age, most children are able to jump up and down.

FINE MOTOR
Copies a Line
Line

By two years old, a toddler will be able to copy a straight line.

Stacks Six Blocks
(6) Sax and Blocks

By two years of age, children are often able to stack a tower of six blocks.

Turns Pages
Turning Page

Toddlers at two years of age should have the ability to turn pages one at a time.

LANGUAGE
Two-Word Phrases
(2) Tutu and Words

Toddlers at this age should be able to say two-word sentences, and have about 200 words in their vocabulary.

Half of Speech is Understandable
Half of Speech Heard

Children's language skills also increase drastically between 18 months and two years of age. By two years, usually half of their speech is understandable to a total stranger.

200 Words by Age 2
(2) Tutu with (100) Dollar-bill and Words

Toddlers at this age will have about 200 words in their vocabulary, and should be able to say two-word sentences.

SOCIAL / COGNITIVE
Parallel Play
Parallel Lines

Parallel play is usually observed in children around two years old. This is when children play adjacent to one another, but do not interact with each other. This is an important first step to socializing and learning to interact with others.

Begins Toilet Training
Toilet with Training-wheels

Toilet training is a milestone in child development, and the process usually begins between 18 months and two years of age.

Rapprochement
Rat-roach

Rapprochement is often observed in children at two years of age, which is where the child moves away from and then returns to the caretaker. This is an important milestone for beginning the practice of independence.

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