- Enjoys playing with friends.
- Does not share well.
- Asks frequent questions.
- May have a vocabulary of 50 or more words.
- Climbs up steps holding on for support.
- Jumps off the floor with both feet.
- Opens doors.
- Kicks a ball.
- Can wash and dry hands.
- Climbs on furniture.
- Uses a cup and spoon well.
- May start showing signs of toilet training readiness.
- Use picture books to help with language development.
- Arrange time for exploring outdoors.
- Keep TV viewing to a minimum, and supervise your child while watching TV. Keep TV off during meals.
- Be careful of what you say, as children at this age repeat what they hear.
- Keep family outings with your child short and simple.
- Encourage your child to make choices whenever possible.
- Provide alternatives when your child is playing with something that is not allowed.
- Avoid power struggles with your child.
- Continue to take time for yourself.
- American Academy of Pediatrics. (2014). Ages and Stages. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/Pages/default.aspx
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Developmental Milestones. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/
- KidsGrowth.com. (2014). Growth Milestones. Retrieved from http://www.kidsgrowth.com/stages/guide/index.cfm