Height increases 2 to 3 inches/year
Walks up and down stairs when holding onto handrail
Jumps forward a few inches
Throws ball overhand
Attempts to run
Helps feed self
Shows increasing understanding of spatial and form discrimination: places large geometric shapes in large puzzle
Speech and Language Development
Uses 50-200 words
Combines words into simple phrases
Produces speech that is 25 to 50% intelligible
Helps pick up and put away toys
Begins to assert independence: wants to try doing things without help
Check with your child's pediatrician if by Two Years your child does NOT:
Attempt to talk or repeat words
Understand some new words
Exhibit a variety of emotions: anger, delight, fear
Attempt self-feeding: hold own cup to mouth and drink
Did you answer yes to one or more of the developmental alerts?
- First and foremost, please contact your child's pediatrician. Your health care provider is your best resource if you have any questions or concerns.
- Secondly, would you like to speak with someone at Special Kids to learn more about how our services may benefit your child? Contact our Family Resources team to learn more.
*Developmental milestone survey adapted from Lynn Marotz and K. Eileen Allen's book Developmental Profiles: Pre-birth through Adolescence.