Additional Milestones for Your One to Two Year Old

By: admin | April 1, 2013 4:21 pm
Category: fine motor skills,Goal Setting,Infant Development,Parenting,Uncategorized

With each new gross motor skill attained, children develop the ability to explore their environment in new ways. Environmental exploration is imperative to a child’s growth not only physically, but also socially, emotionally, and cognitively. All children develop at their own pace, so it is impossible to dictate the exact time/age that each skill should be developed by. In addition to the physical gross motor skills I have already outlined in prior posts, I have listed below a general guideline of other skills obtained by age two.


  • Imitates behavior of other children and adults
  • More aware of self as separate from others
  • More excited about playing with other children


  • Demonstrates increased independence
  • Begins to show defiant behavior
  • Separation anxiety increases midyear, then fades


  • Finds objects even when hidden under something
  • Begins to sort by shapes and colors
  • Begins make-believe play


Fine Motor (hand/finger skills):

  • Scribbles on own
  • Draws vertical lines
  • Turns over container to empty contents
  • Stacks four to six cubes
  • Turns three pages in book, one at a time
  • Places objects into opening



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