Wednesday, December 2, 2009

General Developmental Milestones For Toddlers

4:12 AM by Lilian ·
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My daughter, Alisha is now 2 years old. She can speak few clear words in a sentence and is also picking up words quite faster lately from her favorite cartoon movies. Though she was a bit slow in her language development but now she is catching up.

Observing the developmental milestones of our children is an amazing feeling of fulfillment for a mother. You just imagine when you first hold your child in your arms those delicate and small body can now walk and eat by themselves and speak for themselves. Such a great accomplishment! However, children develop at their own pace, so it's impossible to tell exactly when yours will learn a given skill. Below are the developmental milestones that will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect as your child gets older, but don't be alarmed if your child takes a slightly different course.

For Years Old

Social and Emotional

* Imitates behavior of others, especially adults and older children
* More aware of herself as separate from others
* More excited about company of other children


* Begins to show defiant behavior
* Separation anxiety increases toward midyear then fades


* Finds objects even when hidden under two or three covers
* Begins to sort by shapes and colors
* Begins make-believe play


* Points to object or picture when it's named for him
* Recognizes names of familiar people, objects, and body parts
* Says several single words (by 15 to 18 months)
* Uses simple phrases (by 18 to 24 months)
* Uses 2- to 4-word sentences
* Follows simple instructions
* Repeats words overheard in conversation


* Walks alone
* Pulls toys behind her while walking
* Carries large toy or several toys while walking
* Begins to run
* Stands on tiptoe
* Kicks a ball
* Climbs onto and down from furniture unassisted
* Walks up and down stairs holding on to support

Hand and Finger Skills

* Scribbles on his or her own
* Turns over container to pour out contents
* Builds tower of four blocks or more
* Might use one hand more often than the other

For 3 years old onwards next posting...


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December 24, 2009 at 12:25 AM

The experience of being mom is unique, see the children gowing up, learning every day ... you stay speechless with their expresions

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December 24, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Fastidious post! I take pleasure in comprehension.

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December 25, 2009 at 1:56 AM

well,This information is presented to help parents understand what to expect from their child. Any questions you may have about your child's development should be shared with his doctor or teacher.Thanks for info

Carico said...
January 10, 2010 at 6:20 AM

Very informative article and well written. I feel like for the most part my toddler is on tract and with this list I feel a little better.

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