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2 - 3 Years


two girls"Each child is unique. While certain attitudes, behaviors, and physical milestones tend to occur at certain ages, a wide spectrum of growth and behavior for each age is normal. These guidelines are offered as a way of showing a general progression through the developmental stages rather than as fixed requirements for normal development at specific ages. It is perfectly natural for a child to attain some milestones earlier and other milestones later than the general trend. Keep this in mind as you review these milestones."

"If you have any concerns related to your child's own pattern of development, check with your pediatrician or family physician." Donna Warner Manczak, Ph.D., M.P.H.


2 - 3 Years

   -   Toddlers are constantly in motion
   -   Gets into the Terrible Twos stage.
   -   Tires easily
   -   Drawing/scribbling become more controlled
   -   Can tip toe
   -   Can undress self
   -   May be able to button and unbutton large buttons
   -   Toilet training becomes more independent. Still needs help wiping.
   -   Has difficulty settling down for bedtime. Bedtime Routines helpful.
   -   Climbs easily
   -   Can walk up and down stairs
   -   Says “no” to everything
   -   Shows gender
   -   May develop an imaginary playmate
   -   Everything is “mine”
   -   Shows aggression with other children
   -   Plays next to rather than with other children
   -   Shows frustration if not understood
   -   Imitates parents and other family members
   -   Language skills dramatically increase
   -   Can “do it myself”



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