Two Year Olds, Trails and Life Preservers
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Nope, this isn’t a random post at all (insert witty sarcasm). I guess I should categorize this one into “Completely Random“, but I’m thinking it should be under the “Family” category.
A few days ago, Sydney (2 years 6 months) and I went for a walk around the property. If you have any children, you know it takes a bunch of work just to get them ready to go out of the house. Today was no different.
After getting her shoes on, she decided she wanted to wear her froggy life preserver. The one she refused to wear in the water. Suddenly, this thing was the best thing in the world. It must be great to be a kid.
Halfway through the walk, she decided it was too hot, and I carried it the rest of the way. Super cute.
While I’m at it here, if you have a two year old and would like to know if wearing a life preserver that looks like a frog around you house with no intention of going swimming, you can check out these two year old gross motor skills milestones.
2 Year Old Developmental Milestones
Gross Motor Skills
Walking & Running without falling
Able to walk upstairs & downstairs holding on and using two feet per step
Able to throw ball forward without falling over
Walks into ball to kick it
Fine Motor Skills
Builds a tower of 5-6 bricks
Imitates a circular scribble and straight line
Able to turn the single pages of a book
Recognizes pictures of animals and everyday objects e.g. cup, apple, banana in picture books
No squint seen
Communication & Hearing
Able to name 3-5 pictures or objects
May have about fifty understandable words and understands more
Beginning to make little sentences of two words e.g. “mummy’s keys”
Able to tell you what he needs
Able to carry out simple instructions
Social Skills & Behavior
Plays with toys meaningfully and in make believe play
Has little idea of sharing but may be beginning to take turns
Plays alongside other children rather than with them
Very possessive of own toys
Drinks from a cup and able to feed self with spoon
Very curious and tries to investigate everything and has no concept of danger
Temper tantrums when frustrated but easily distracted
May have toilet awareness e.g. know when wet or soiled
Toddler Developmental Milestones provided by www.healthvisitors.com
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