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Milestones In Action : By Two Years

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Copies others, especially adults and older children

Copies others, especially adults and older children

Description

The child in this image is copying the adult. Copying others, especially adults and older children, is a 2-year social/emotional milestone.

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Shows more and more independence

Shows more and more independence

Description

The child in this image is washing his hands with only a little help from his teacher. Showing more and more independence is a 2-year social/emotional milestone.

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Shows defiant behavior

Description

The little boy in this video is refusing to wash his hands, which he has been told to do.  Being defiant is a 2-year social/emotional milestone.

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Plays mainly beside other children

Description

In the first part of this video, a little boy plays next to a little girl. In the second part of the video, he attempts to play ball with another child. Playing mainly beside other children but beginning to include them is a 2-year social/emotional milestone.

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Points to things or pictures when they are named

Description

This video shows a little girl pointing to a picture when she is asked to do so. This is a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Knows names of familiar people and body parts

Description

In this video, a little boy names familiar body parts, a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Says sentences with 2 to 4 words

Description

In this video, a little boy uses a short sentence, a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Follows simple instructions

Description

This video shows how a 2 year-old follows simple instructions.

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Repeats words overheard in conversation

Description

This little boy repeats a word he hears, a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Shows more and more independence

Points to things in a book

Description

This little girl is pointing to  something in a book, a 2-year language/communication milestone.

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Finds things even when hidden under two or three covers

Finds things even when hidden under two or three covers

Finds things even when hidden under two or three covers

Description

These 2 images show a little girl finding a toy hidden under at least 2 covers, a 2-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Begins to sort shapes and colors

Begins to sort shapes and colors

Description

The little girl in this picture is stacking the shapes in columns of the same color. Beginning to sort by shape and color is a 2-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Completes sentences and rhymes in familiar books

Description

By completing the sentence in this book, this little boy is displaying a 2-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Plays simple make-believe games

Plays simple make-believe games

Description

This little girl is giving a doll a bottle - playing simple make-believe. This is a 2-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Builds towers of 4 or more blocks

Builds towers of 4 or more blocks

Description

This child is stacking blocks. Building towers of 4 or more blocks is a 2-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Might use one hand more than the other

Description

in this video, a little girl uses her right hand to do 3 different activities. Using one hand more than the other is a 2-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Follows two-step instructions such as “Pick up your shoes and put them in the closet.”

Description

In this video, a little boy follows the 2-step instruction, "Clean up, and push your chair in."  Following 2-step instructions is a 2-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Names items in a picture book such as a cat, bird, or dog

Description

The little girl in this video labels a picture in a book, a 2-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Stands on tiptoe

Stands on tiptoe

Description

This image shows a child standing on tiptoe - a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Kicks a ball

Kicks a ball

Description

This little boy is kicking a ball, a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Begins to run

Description

This little boy is running, a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Climbs onto and down from furniture without help

Climbs onto and down from furniture without help

Description

This image shows a child climbing onto a chair by himself. Climbing onto and down from furniture without help is a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Walks up and down stairs holding on

Walks up and down stairs holding on

Walks up and down stairs holding on

Description

Walking up and down stairs holding on is a 2-year movement/physical development milestone. Image 1 of 2 shows a little boy walking up stairs holding on. Image 2 of 2 shows a little girl walking down stairs holding on.

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Throws ball overhand

Throws ball overhand

Throws ball overhand

Description

The little boy in these images is throwing a ball overhand, a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Makes or copies straight lines and circles

Description

In this video, a child draws a circle, a 2-year movement/physical development milestone.

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