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Social / Emotional - Images & Video Clips

  • Notices when others are hurt or upset, like pausing or looking sad when someone is crying Image

Language / Communication - Images & Video Clips

  • Points to things in a book when you ask, like "Where is the bear?" Video
  • Says at least two words together, like “More milk.” Video
  • Points to at least two body parts when you ask him to show you Video
  • Uses more gestures than just waving and pointing, like blowing a kiss or nodding yes Video

Cognitive - Images & Video Clips

  • Holds something in one hand while using the other hand; for example, holding a container and taking the lid off Video
  • Tries to use switches, knobs, or buttons on a toy Image
  • Plays with more than one toy at the same time, like putting toy food on a toy plate Image

Movement / Physical Development - Images & Video Clips

  • Kicks a ball Image
  • Runs Video
  • Walks (not climbs) up a few stairs with or without help Image
  • Eats with a spoon Image

2 Year Old Checklist (English)

2 Year 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 2 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 age 2.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • YY - MM (year, full month)
  • What Most Children Do by this Age:

  • * It's Time for Developmental Screening!

    At 2 years, your child is due for an autism 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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