Your child is already two-years-old! Learn what your toddler can do at this age.
Toddlers develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your two-year-old may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each child is unique, your toddler’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your two-year-old might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your toddler’s growth and development talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Motor or physical development - Means how young children move their bodies and hands.
Your child might move his body in one or more of these ways:
Kicks ball forward.
Walks up steps.
Throws ball overhand.
Builds tower of four blocks.
Puts puzzles together.
Your child’s health and safety
Your child will most likely be able to feed solid food to himself by now. Offer bite-sized pieces of food to encourage independent feeding. Introduce new foods one at a time, to make sure he is not allergic. You can offer him a variety of food items, such as whole milk, cereals, dairy products, whole wheat bread, pasta, rice, fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry. Check with your child’s doctor about starting any foods that may be problematic.
At this age, your child must love to move around, so make sure that you have childproofed your house. Be sure you keep sharp objects and other dangers out of his reach.
Teach good habits such as washing hands and brushing teeth at this age.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.