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2 Years

Developmental Milestones by the end of 2 Years:


· Imitates behavior of others, especially adults and older children

· Increasingly aware of herself as separate from others

· Increasingly enthusiastic about company of other children

· Stays engaged with one activity for 6-7 minutes

Speech and Language:

· Points to object or picture when it is named for him

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

· Says several single words (by 15-18 months)

· Uses two-to four-word sentences

· Follows simple instructions

· Repeats words overheard in conversation

· Has approximately 200 words in vocabulary

· Asks questions


· Finds objects even when hidden under two or three covers

· Begins to sort by shapes and colors

· Begins make-believe play

Hand and Finger Skills:

· Scribbles spontaneously

· Turns over container to pour out contents

· Builds tow of four blocks or more

· Might use one hand more frequently than the other


· Walks alone

· Pulls toys behind her when walking

· Carries large toy or several toys while walking

· Begins to run

· Stands on tiptoe

· Kicks a ball

· Climbs onto and down furniture unassisted

· Walks up and down stairs holding on to support


· Demonstrates increasing independence

· Begins to show defiant behavior

· Episodes of separation anxiety increase toward midyear then fade

Developmental Watch:

The developmental milestones give you a general idea of the changes you can expect as your child but don’t be alarmed if her development takes a slightly different course. Each child develops at her own pace. Do consult us, or your pediatrician, however, if your child displays any of the following signs of possible developmental delay for this age range.

· Cannot walk by 18 months

· Fails to develop a mature heel-to-toe walking pattern after several months of walking, or walks on his toes

· Does not speak at least 15 words by 18 months

· Does not use two-word sentences by age 2

· By 15 months, does not seem to know the function of common household objects (brush, telephone, fork, spoon)

· Does not imitate actions or word by the end of this period

· Does not follow simple instructions by age 2

· Cannot push a wheeled toy by age 2

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Age based developmental milestones include speech and language, social, emotional, cognitive, movement and more.

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