Child Development: 24 months

Your Developing Child: 24 Months

  • Climbs onto and gets back down from furniture by himself/herself
  • Walks up stairs holding on to rail or wall with both feet on each step
  • Begins using blunt scissors to snip
  • Imitates a pencil stroke
  • Uses two word sentences
  • Understands simple questions and directions (“Where is your sock?”, and “Go get your book”)
  • Understands more than he/she can say
  • Points to body parts when asked
  • Enjoys simple pretend play
  • Imitates actions of caregiver, around the house (e.g. sweeping floor, washing dishes, folding clothes)
  • Uses a fork
  • Removes clothing when undone
  • Helps put on some clothing

There are many ways you can help your child’s development.

Play is a learning experience for children. Play is a universal and vital process for the healthy development of every child. Play is the child’s work and allows him/her to explore the world in which he/she lives and grows.

If you have any concerns about your child’s development, talk to your public health nurse or family doctor.

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