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.