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What most kids do at this age: 2 YEARS

Social and Emotional:

•Copies others, especially adults and older children

•Gets excited in the presence of other children

•Shows increasing independence

•Shows defiant behavior (doing what he has been told not to)

•Plays mainly alongside other children, but is beginning to include

others in play


•Points to things or pictures when they are named

•Knows names of familiar people and body parts

•Says sentences with 2 to 4 words

•Follows simple instructions

•Repeats words overheard in conversation

•Points to things in a book

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving):

•Begins to sort shapes and colors

•Finds hidden items

•Completes sentences and rhymes in familiar books

•Plays simple make-believe games

•Builds towers of 4 or more blocks

•Might use one hand more than the other

•Follows two-step instructions such as “Pick up your shoes and put them in the closet.”

•Names items in a picture book such as a cat, bird, or dog

Movement/Physical Development:

•Stands on tiptoes

•Kicks a ball

•Begins to run

•Climbs onto and off of furniture without help

•Walks up and down stairs with support

•Throws ball overhand

•Makes or copies straight lines and circles

*Act early by talking to your child’s doctor if your child:*

•Doesn’t use 2-word phrases (for example, “drink milk”)

•Doesn’t know what to do with common things, such as brushes, phones, forks, spoons

•Doesn’t copy actions and words

•Doesn’t follow simple instructions

•Doesn’t walk steadily

•Loses skills he once had

Courtesy of CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/milestones-2yr.html

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