Medicine & USMLE

2 Years

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Developmental Milestones
  1. 2 Months
  2. 4 Months
  3. 6 Months
  4. 9 Months
  5. 12 Months
  6. 18 Months
  7. 2 Years
  8. 3 Years
  9. 4 Years
  10. 5 Years

Summary

The 2 year development milestones refer to a set of abilities that most children can perform by 2 years of age. In terms of motor abilities, 2 year olds can kick a ball, draw lines with pen and paper, and stack 6 to 7 blocks on top of each other. Socially, 2 year olds can communicate with 2 word sentences. 2 year olds also engage in parallel play, where they play alongside but do not communicate or interact with their playmates. 2 year old children are entering the rapprochement phase, whether they go between moving away from and returning to their caregivers. Finally, 2 year olds can follow 2 step commands. 

Key Points

  • 2 Years
    • Gross Motor
      • Kicks a ball
    • Fine Motor
      • Draws a line
      • Builds 6-7 block tower
      • Turns page in book one at a time
    • Language
      • Phrases combining 2 words
      • States own name
    • Social/Cognitive
      • Parallel play
        • When children play next to one another with the same toys, but do not interact
        • Example: each child makes their own tower of blocks, each child colors on their own paper, etc.
      • Rapprochement
        • Moves away from and returns to mother
      • Follows 2-step commands