2 Year Old Milestones: What to Expect From Your 2 Year Old


2 Year Old Milestones

2 year old milestones start from the time your child is 12 months, and finish by your child’s third birthday, when they enter the preschool years.

During that time, your child will change rapidly, from a fairly passive baby to a determined individual who is able to make their wants and needs known.

Here are some things you can expect to see as your child makes the change from infant to an active, questing individual with a mind of her own:

2 Year Old Milestones for Language

  • Can point to main body parts
  • Can follow two commands at once (“take your shoes and put them under your bed”)
  • Can point out most common objects in pictures
  • Uses more words than gestures
  • Has a vocabulary of 20-50 words
  • May call self by name, or may use “I” and “me,” though often confuses the two
  • Speaks in two or three word sentences
  • Likes to ask questions

Remember that 2 year old milestones for language may differ greatly, especially between girls and boys, and depending how many other children there are in the family.

2 Year Old Milestones for Motor Skills

  • Can jump with two feet
  • Can kick a ball
  • Can climb up stairs
  • Can climb up furniture
  • Can open a door
  • Uses a spoon and cup fairly well
  • Draw and color (but don’t expect them to stay in the lines)
  • Ride a tricycle
  • Undress and dress herself (other than more difficult tasks like buttoning or tying shoes)

2 Year Old Milestones  for Cognitive Skills

  • Can categorize objects
  • Understands words like “big” and “small,” or “hot” and cold.”
  • Knows first and last name
  • Knows names of colors

 

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