Baby at Two Years

BABY AT TWO YEARS  –  What most babies do at this age. 
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Social/Emotional
⇒Copies others, especially adults and old children
⇒Gets excited when with other children
⇒Show more and more independence
⇒Shows defiant behavior (doing what he has been told not to)
⇒Palys mainly beside other children, but is beginning to include other children, such as in chase games

Language/Communication
⇒Points to things or pictures when they are named
⇒Know names of familiar people and body parts
⇒Says sentences with 2 to 4 words
⇒Follow simple instructions
⇒Repeats words overheard in conversation
⇒Point to things in a book

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)
⇒Finds things even when hidden under two or three covers
⇒Begins to sort shapes and colors
⇒Completes sentences and rhymes in familiar books
⇒Plays simple make-believe games
⇒Builds towers of 4 or more blocks
⇒Might use one hand more than the other
⇒Follows two-step instructions such as “Pick up your shoes and put them in the closet
⇒Names items in a picture book such as a cat, bird, or dog

Movement/Physical Development
⇒Stands on tiptoe
⇒Kicks a ball
⇒Begins to run
⇒Climbs onto and down from furniture without help
⇒Walks up and down stairs holding on
⇒Throws ball overhand
⇒Makes or copies straight lines and circles

Act Early and Talk to Your Child’s Doctor if Your Child:

⇒Doesn’t use two-word phrases (for example, “drink milk”

Doesn’t know what to do with common things, like a brush, fork, spoon

⇒Doesn’t copy actions and words

⇒Doesn’t follow simple instructions

⇒Doesn’t walk steadily

⇒Loses skills she once had