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What should a two-year-old be able to do?

What should a two-year-old be able to do?



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The average child in the second year of life measures 89 cm (in the third year 98 cm), weighs 13 kilograms (in the third 15 kg). However, such a small person already has such a shaped muscular and skeletal system and is able to operate with motor skills that he is able to move quite efficiently: not only walking, but also running.

A two-year-old (child ending two years of age) can:

  • run smoothly on level ground,
  • climb the stairs up and down without holding the handrail,
  • kick the ball,
  • get off the bench 25 cm high,
  • climb on high obstacles (furniture),
  • pass through the rope unrolled at the height of children's knees.

Of course, having all these skills it largely depends on how much time the child spends on physical activity and how many opportunities the toddler has to improve his mobility. A lot depends on attitudes of parents and to what extent they support the independence of the child.

Today, more and more often, two-year-old children have trouble walking up the stairs (they cling to the handrail), they fall over even on level ground, not to mention the trouble it causes them to traverse small hills.

Two-year-old (child over two years old):

  • should be able to name at least four toys he plays with,
  • build a tower of six blocks
  • choose from many pictures two representing the same objects,
  • match together at least four-piece puzzles (without help), creating a picture from them,
  • name at least one object in the image for improvement,
  • draw a vertical line
  • can also draw a circle
  • remove the unscrewed lids from the jar (and put them on),
  • put the circle, square and triangle in the appropriate holes,
  • open boxes
  • the child plays symbolically, imitating his parents (he uses dolls or cuddly toys, giving them the meaning of third parties, allows them to recreate the lived situations, for example, the return of mom or dad from work)
  • the two-year-old uses verbs to create short sentences and begins to add adjectives: "go to the store", "give it. nice "," give it. want to have fun. " He often uses pointing and gestures.

Note that it is important to shape all these skills way of home upbringing and influencing the child from the outside (e.g. from a nursery).

Prepared on the basis of: E. Franus, Examination of child development from birth to 6 years of age, N. Wolański, Assessment of physical development of children aged three, Edyta Gruszczyk-Kolczyńska, Ewa Zielińska "Two-year-olds and three-year-olds in kindergarten and at home".