Looking at our last post on child development at 18 months, you’ll be amazed by how much your baby’s play, coordination and confidence will have developed in these 6 short months to bring them to the 2 year child development milestone.
With each passing month your child has learned new ways to express himself/herself, new vocabulary and new interests in the world around them. You can use the points below as a reference to your own child to make sure they are reaching the right child development milestones for their age.
Child Development Milestones: 2 years
Looking and Listening/Hearing and Understanding
Understands instructions with 2 key words e.g. give the apple to mummy
Understands basic action words e.g. ‘sit’, ‘jump’
Points at objects that are named
Uses 2 word phrases e.g. ‘what’s this?’ and ‘where’s daddy?’
Points to picture in books when named
Points to objects when named
Repeats overheard words
Consonants now include: p, b, t, d, k, g, m, n, w
Size of Vocab: 50+
Gets excited when around other children
Defiant behaviour like doing what they are told not to
Mainly plays beside other children but starting to interact with other children e.g. chase
Please remember that although every child goes through these stages and despite the fact that they are connected to ages, not all children will develop at the same rate. Often some children may take a little more time to go through an exceptional stage or to reach a a particular child development milestone. If you are worried about your child’s development please do not hesitate to contact us for an assessment with one of our Speech and Language Therapists who can assess certain areas of their development.