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What does/did your 2 year old know?

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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Did they know the ABC's?

or numbers?

or animals?

what would you expect a 2 year old to know?

by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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laidbackmommy
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Mine knew all her letters on sight (if they were capital letters), maybe 10 colors, could count up to 13 and could identify the numbers 0-9 by sight.  She knew lots of animals as well.  I don't know, I figured she was a pretty normal (average) 2 year old.

maybaby08
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:32 PM

My 2 year old can repeat the alphabet after us but won't do it on his own. Same with numbers 1-20, some are stumbled on but you can tell what he means. He doesn't know animals but he knows most common animal noises.

I think he's fairly normal, maybe a little behind but we don't mind.

jasminesmom210
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:33 PM

my DD is 2 1/2 right now, she knows all her letters by sight, can do her ABC's, knows all her body parts (including knee's, elbows, neck, so weird ones), knows about 10 colors, knows over 30 different animals, can cound to 20 and knows about 10 different shaps (inclulding hexagons and pentagons)

ladyraven16
by Platinum Member on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM

My oldest is 3 now but when he was 2 he could, count to 20, sing the ABC song, knew everyday animals and their sounds(ie cats, dogs, horses, lions, bird ect) He knew all his normal shapes and all basic colors. He could recognize a few letters by sight but that was after 2 1/2. He knew all his body parts and could sing a lot of different child songs. Other than that IDK lol.

My now 18month old knows his body parts, can sing parts of songs, and knows a few household pets by name lol. He is way behind where my 3 yr old was at his age but he didn't talk very much until last month so we are slowly working on that stuff!

I think every child is different in what they know but I would expect them to know simple animals, some shapes, some colors, how to sing ABC and how to count to at least 5 lol.

Vegetarianmama
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:35 PM
My son is 2.5, he does colors, animals, numbers, states(yes he knows almost all of them), different tenses, shapes.
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Mamasgirl524
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:38 PM
She knows a few colors, 1-10, a lot of animals, shapes, and the abcs.
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isra1986
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:38 PM

She knows the alphabet in English, we are working on Arabic and letter recognition.
She knows 1-10 in Arabic and English
She knows animals, what they "say"
She knows some shapes, some colors in Arabic and English.

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ditsyjo
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Animals, the scientific names of several bones, how to count to 10, in 3 languages( no kidding)her name her grandmas name the town we lived in and the towm her grand parents liveing

Radarma
by Platinum Member on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Here are some other milestones to look for.

Movement milestones

  • Walks alone
  • Pulls toys behind her while walking
  • Carries large toy or several toys while walking
  • Begins to run
  • Stands on tiptoe
  • Kicks a ball
  • Climbs onto and down from furniture unassisted
  • Walks up and down stairs holding on to support

Milestones in hand and finger skills

  • Scribbles spontaneously
  • Turns over container to pour out contents
  • Builds tower of four blocks or more
  • Might use one hand more frequently than the other

Language milestones

  • Points to object or picture when it’s named for him
  • Recognizes names of familiar people, objects, and body parts
  • Says several single words (by fifteen to eighteen months)
  • Uses simple phrases (by eighteen to twenty-four months)
  • Uses two- to four-word sentences
  • Follows simple instructions
  • Repeats words overheard in conversation

Cognitive milestones

  • Finds objects even when hidden under two or three covers
  • Begins to sort by shapes and colors
  • Begins make-believe play

Social and emotional milestones

  • Imitates behavior of others, especially adults and older children
  • Increasingly aware of herself as separate from others
  • Increasingly enthusiastic about company of other children
  • Demonstrates increasing independence
  • Begins to show defiant behavior
  • Increasing episodes of separation anxiety toward midyear, then they fade

Developmental health watch

Because each child develops at his own particular pace, it’s impossible to tell exactly when yours will perfect a given skill. The developmental milestones will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect as your child gets older, but don’t be alarmed if he takes a slightly different course. Alert your pediatrician, however, if he displays any of the following signs of possible developmental delay for this age range.

  • Cannot walk by eighteen months
  • Fails to develop a mature heel-toe walking pattern after several months of walking, or walks exclusively on his toes
  • Does not speak at least fifteen words by eighteen months
  • Does not use two-word sentences by age two
  • Does not seem to know the function of common household objects (brush, telephone, bell, fork, spoon) by fifteen months
  • Does not imitate actions or words by the end of this period
  • Does not follow simple instructions by age two
  • Cannot push a wheeled toy by age two

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Radarma
by Platinum Member on Jul. 12, 2010 at 12:45 PM


Quoting ditsyjo:

Animals, the scientific names of several bones, how to count to 10, in 3 languages( no kidding)her name her grandmas name the town we lived in and the towm her grand parents liveing


bones huh?

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