Growing Child: 2-Year-Olds

The Growing Child: 2-Year-Olds

How much will my child grow?

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After a child's second birthday, the rate of growth continues to slow. Two-year-olds are very active and begin to lose the appearance of a baby. While all children may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for 2-year-old boys and girls:

What can my child do at this age?

As your child continues to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that develop. While children may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones your child may reach in this age group:

What can my child say?

Speech development is very exciting for parents as they watch their children become social beings that can interact with others. Speech at this age is becoming clearer and the child begins to form sentences. While every child develops speech at his or her own rate, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

What does my child understand?

While children may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group:

How does my child interact with others?

While every child is unique and will develop different personalities, the following are some of the common behavioral traits that may be present in your child:

How to help increase your child's learning and emotional security:

Consider the following as ways to foster the emotional security of your 2-year-old:

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