Cognitive MilestonesAt age 2, most children can/will:– Play with multiple toys simultaneously (e.g., They may put a firefighter figurine into a firetruck or a food toy onto a plate).– Sort by shapes and colors
Language Milestones– Point to objects as you ask questions when reading a book– Begins putting two to three words together to form a sentence– Recognizes two or more body parts when asked where they are
Language Milestones– Blow kisses or nod yes instead of just cute baby waves and pointing– Recognize the names of familiar people– Follow simple instructions– Repeats words they have heard in conversation
Brain Development MilestonesAt age 2:– Synapses between brain cells are double– Since birth, the nervous system and brain have become myelinated (coated with a fatty substance that aids communication in the brain).
Brain Development MilestonesAt age 2:– Shift from the development of sensorimotor systems to higher order systems like social skills and language.– A child’s brain is susceptible to positive and negative experiences because of how malleable the brain is.