Mild Stone of a 2 Year Old

Fine Motor Skills

At 2 years old the toddler should:

  • Scribbles spontaneously
  • Builds tower of four blocks or more
  • Turns over container to pour out contents

Gross Motor skills

A 2 year old toddler should:

  • Walks alone
  • Kicks a ball
  • Carries large toy or several toys while walking

Physical Development

A 2 year old should:

-height: 32-40 inches

-Walk without help

-almost have full set of teeth

Self-Help Skills

A 2 year old toddler should:

-Wash hands (may need help)

-Brush Teeth (followed up with help)

-Start exploring how to undress self

Cognitive Development

A 2 year old toddler should:

-Finds objects even when hidden under two or three covers

-Begins to sort by shapes and colors

-Begins make-believe play

Language Comprehension

A 2 year old toddler should:

-Recognizes names of familiar people, objects, and body parts

-Follows simple instructions

-Points to object or picture when it’s named for him

Expressive Language

A 2 year old toddler should:

-Says several single words

-Uses simple phrases

-Repeats words overheard in conversation

Math Skilss

A 2 year old toddler should:

-few number words without understanding quantity

-correctly use the size terms "many" and "same" when making comparisons.

-count by ones up to "three," and sometimes beyond, but not necessarily in the correct order.

Social Development

A 2 year old toddler should:

-Enjoys playing alongside other children, but doesn't interact a great deal with them

-Looks to adults for comfort when conflict happens

-Shows awareness of others' feelings

-start to have favorite playmates and warm bonds with others

-Demonstrates increasing independence

Emotional Development

A 2 year old toddler should:

-Extends trusting relationships to other adults and to children

-Shows strong sense of self as an individual

-Recognizes feelings when emotions are labeled by adult

-Continues to find the regulation of emotions difficult

-express a broad range of emotions

Teaching a 2 year old

-Gross motor activity  is a 2 year olds favorite.

-Have a dramatic play center.

-Have a routine for 2 year olds.

-Add only a few new items at a time.

-Use calm voice when teaching a 2 year old.

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