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Social / Emotional - Images & Video Clips

  • Plays next to other children and sometimes plays with them Video
  • Shows you what they can do by saying, "Look at me!" Video
  • Follows simple routines when told, like helping to pick up toys when you say, "It's clean-up time" Video

Language / Communication - Images & Video Clips

  • Says about 50 words Video
  • Says two or more words, with one action word, like "Doggie run" Video
  • Names things in a book when you point and ask, "What is this?" Video
  • Says words like "I", "me, " or "we" Video 1  Video 2

Cognitive - Images & Video Clips

  • Uses things to pretend, like feeding a block to a doll as if it were food Video
  • Shows simple problem-solving skills, like standing on a small stool to reach something Video
  • Follows two-step instructions like “Put the toy down and close the door.” Video
  • Shows he knows at least one color, like pointing to a red crayon when you ask, “Which one is red?” Video

Movement / Physical Development - Images & Video Clips

  • Uses hands to twist things, like turning doorknobs or unscrewing lids Image
  • Takes some clothes off by himself, like loose pants or an open jacket Image
  • Jumps off the ground with both feet Video
  • Turns book pages, one at a time, when you read to her Image

2.5 Years (30mths) Checklist (English)

2.5 Year (30mths) Checklist - PDF / Fillable

  • You can take printed Checklist with you and talk with your child's doctor at every well-child visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next. 
  • Can also fill out same checklist on CDC Milestone Tracker App.

  • Your Child at 30 Months (2.5 Years) *

    Milestones matter! How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. Check the milestones your child has reached by 30 months.
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  • YY - MM (year, full month)
  • What Most Children Do by this Age:

  • * It's Time for Developmental Screening!

    At 30mths (2.5 years), your child is due for general developmental screening as recommended for all children by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ask the doctor about your child's developmental screening.
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