Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

October 12, 2014

Developmental Milestones for a 2-Year-Old

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 


When I am 2 years old, I can…

  • enjoy vocal and physical interactions with others
  • put things away where they belong
  • pretend play with toys or objects
  • talk in short 2-3 word phrases with about 50% intelligibility
  • pronounce /m,b,p,n,t,d,w,h/ clearly
  • name some common objects and grow my vocabulary
  • use some verbs and action words
  • identify some named objects by pointing or getting them
  • follow some simple directions without help
  • verbalize my toileting needs
  • walk independently
  • walk up and down stairs while holding a rail
  • kick a large ball more easily
  • run without falling frequently
  • jump up with both feet off the floor
  • assist with all of my dressing tasks
  • eat a variety of foods and food textures
  • eat with a fork with some spilling
  • drink from a cup without spilling
  • turn the pages in a book independently
  • thread beads or a shoelace
  • flip switches
  • copy a line messily
  • stack toys to build a tower
  • line up some toys or objects in a row

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