A parent should know the 2 years old baby developmental milestones. This would help parent what to expect and what not at the age of 2 years of your baby. Here are the milestones categorized in main three categories.

Physical Development

  • Squats and returns to standing
  • Runs without falling down
  • Walks up and down stairs placing both feet on each step, and using the railing for support

Communication and Social Skill

  • Says about 50 words
  • Joins 2-3 words to make sentences
  • Removes loose clothes and socks
  • Follows 2-step commands (e.g., get the ball and come here)

Play and Cognition

  • Imitates more complex actions
  • Pretend play with two actions, such as bathing and feeding a doll
  • Parallel play – plays alongside other children
  • Begins to sort objects
  • Builds a tower of 6-7 blocks
  • Matches objects to pictures
  • Completes a simple 3-step puzzle
  • Looks at detailed pictures

The developmental milestones chart listed above for 2 years old baby outline the behaviors and skills that children typically display at this age. However, every kid is unique in his own way and develops at his own pace depending on the opportunities and stimulation he receives at the age of 2 years.

Courtesy: www.zerotothree.org, Right From Start Book By Mandira Kumar