2 Years Child Development
2-year-old child development is a process in which children develop rapidly. By the time your child turns 2, you’re likely to see some big changes almost every month. When they start to navigate their environment on their own, they’re probably taking their first steps towards independence, as well as a good reason to be interested in doing more without your help.
2 Years Child Development
Physical Development in a 2-Year-Old Child
Your 2-year-old will love showing off her developing motor skills. Whether it’s running, climbing, throwing or kicking, you can expect your little one to take big strides between the ages of 2 and 3. You may notice that 2-year-olds are starting to gain better control over hand and finger movements; This is a sign that their fine motor skills are developing.
Gross Motor Skills: As your child’s muscles develop, their climbing skills develop as well. Most 2-year-olds can climb on furniture, kick a ball, and run short distances.
Fine Motor Skills: Most 2-year-olds can scribble, paint, stack at least four blocks, and begin to distinguish round or square shapes.
Highlights: Your child will begin to walk more like an adult. At this age, they will be able to walk beside you without falling and will be able to climb stairs with little assistance.
At this age, you will not need to organize activities for your child. Most 2-year-olds are experts at turning any environment into a playground. But due to their increased mobility, it is important to be cautious about protecting children from accidents.
Emotional Development in a 2-Year-Old Child
This age usually marks the onset of tantrums. It is expected that little ones learn how to express themselves when they are angry, sad, tired or hungry. 2-year-olds don’t have the skills to say “I’m crazy” or “I’m feeling lonely” so they can’t tell anyone how they feel. So they are more likely to show these feelings or emotions. Don’t be surprised when your child falls to the ground and starts screaming. It is part of the development of every normal toddler.
It shows a wide range of emotions, from sadness to anger.
They feel good when they can help them dress themselves or do things independently.
Your child has frequent mood swings that indicate he is trying to control his impulses, emotions, and actions.
Praise your child’s good behavior; like dressing himself or collecting his toys. Your 2-year-old will begin to see himself as self-sufficient and competent, which will increase his self-confidence.
Social Development in a 2-Year-Old Child
Most 2-year-olds are “self-centered” by nature, meaning they don’t yet realize that people’s own thoughts or concerns may be outside of them. They think that the world always revolves around them and their needs.
So don’t be surprised if your toddler isn’t ready to play with other kids in a traditional, give and take fashion. But even at this stage they will love to be around others. And being around others is a great opportunity for your child to learn about social interactions.
Imitates the words and actions of others and tries to comfort a friend as you comfort them.
Sometimes he acts defiantly to see what happens.
Let your child play with other toddlers. Intervene if play gets rough or unsafe, but be sure to give your child ample opportunity to play with other children so they learn how to get along with their peers.
Cognitive Development in a 2-Year-Old Child
Around age 2, you’ll begin to see your toddler creating imaginative play and combining activities in a more complex sequence, rather than being dragged from one toy or activity to the next. These are signs that their minds are making more connections and starting to understand relationships between different objects or ideas. This is also a period when your child will begin to explore and understand how things work during playtime. It’s important to offer as many opportunities to explore as possible.
Therefore, your child will probably enjoy doing the same thing over and over, like knocking down a tower. Repeating the same behavior helps your child learn, but you may be willing to move on from this stage.
While children develop at different rates, most toddlers master at least 50 spoken words by their second birthday. Boys’ language skills may develop more slowly than girls. But before their third birthday, most 2-year-olds can string together three-word sentences.