Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Toddler Development Skills

What can 2 year olds do?
  • Turning pages of a book
  • Walking up and down the stairs
  • Feeding themselves
  • Pushing, pulling, filling, and dumping
  • Stacking objects
  • Tossing or rolling a ball
  • Playing make-believe
  • dressing up in costumes or hats
  • Speaking in two-or-three word sentences
  • Pointing to parts of the body or common objects
  • Learning how to use common household items
What can 3 year olds do?
  • Developing a three-minute attention span
  • Appreciating stories with a developed plot and characters
  • Drawing simple shapes
  • Putting together a puzzle (5 pieces)
  • Following uncomplicated directions
  • Playing spontaneously with other children
  • Identifying objects, colours, and sounds
  • Counting, often up to five
  • Pretending
  • Speaking in full sentences
  • Singing simple songs
  • Repeating simple rhymes
  • Developing an individual sense of humor
  • Walking on tiptoes
  • Throwing a ball