Milestones In Action : By Two Years

Milestones Photo and Video Library

 

Notices when others are hurt or upset, like pausing or looking sad when someone is crying

Notices when others are hurt or upset, like pausing or looking sad when someone is crying

 
Description

The child in this photo notices his friend is upset, and he pauses, a 2-year social/emotional milestone.

 

Points to things in a book when you ask, like “Where is the bear?”

 
Description

The child in this video is pointing to things in a book when her teacher asks, a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Says at least two words together, like “More milk.”

 
Description

The child in this video is saying at least two words together, like “more cookies”, a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Points to at least two body parts when you ask him to show you

 
Description

The child in this video points to at least two body parts when his mom asks him to show her, a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Uses more gestures than just waving and pointing, like blowing a kiss or nodding yes

 
Description

The child in this video is using more gestures than just waving and pointing like blowing a kiss, a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Holds something in one hand while using the other hand; for example, holding a container and taking the lid off

 
Description

The child in this video is holding a container in one hand and using the other hand to take the lid off, a 2-year cognitive milestone.

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Tries to use switches, knobs, or buttons on a toy

Tries to use switches, knobs, or buttons on a toy

 
Description

The child in this photo is trying to use switches, knobs and buttons on a toy, a 2-year cognitive milestone.


 

Begins to sort shapes and colors

Plays with more than one toy at the same time, like putting toy food on a toy plate

 
Description

The child in this photo is playing with more than one toy at the same time, by putting toy food on a toy plate, a 2-year cognitive milestone.

 

Kicks a ball

Kicks a ball

 
Description

The child in this photo is kicking a ball, a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.


 

Runs

 
Description

The child in this video is running, a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Walks (not climbs) up a few stairs with or without help

Walks (not climbs) up a few stairs with or without help

 
Description

The child in this photo is walking up a few steps without help, a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.


 

Eats with a spoon

Eats with a spoon

 
Description

The child in this photo is eating with a spoon, a 2-year-old movement/physical development milestone.