Two Year Old Development

Two Year Old Development


Cognitive Development in the 2 Year Old

A.Language Comprehension--the ______language skills begin. This is more advanced than ______, because children can understand before they can speak themselves

1.Identify ______

2.Comprehend pronouns: ______

3.By 30 months, they can follow two-

step commands

4.Can answer 44 where questions

5.Understand size and space concepts,

such as______

B.Expressive Language Skills

1.Ability to produce language increases greatly

2.Begins with simple sentences by two years of age

a. develop language by feeding in, expanding, labeling

recasting, and echoing

b.Vocab is ______words

3.Children don't always understand the

words theyuse; ______develop language skills faster than ______

  1. Instead of grammar, children use the

tone of their voice to form questions

5.At 27-30 months, children begin to

use prepositions and modifiers

6.At 31-34 months, children begin to

add ed to verbs and use helping verbs

C.Math Concepts

1.Math concepts such as size, shapes,

forms and colors develop


Cognitive Development in the Three Year Old

A.Able to solve simple problems

B.Cannot think logically and are still egocentric

C.______concepts and cause and effect concepts can be confused

D.Language comprehension skills

1.Can remember and follow three-part


2.Pronouns: ______

3.Understand who, whose, why, how

and answer these questions


become clearer

E.Expressive language skills

1.______word vocabulary

2.______word sentences and use conjunctions

3.Can use past and present, but may use mangled words—for example:

I ”runned”

4.Understand possessive nouns—for example: ______

5.Understand negatives, but often misuse them

6.Use ______questions

7.Frequently ______to


F.Math readiness skills

1.Can understand full, more, less, smaller, empty

2.Constantly ______objects and understand largest

3.Counting skills begin

4.Can actually count to ______while pointing to objects and can

rote count higher

Social-Emotional Development in the 2 Year Old

A.Demonstrate ______, but do

not play cooperatively with each other

B.Act out ______experiences as they


C.Possessive--does not like to share

D.Very ______in responses

E.Affectionate and enjoy ______and participating

F.Tend to get frustrated and angry--______are common

G.______are common

H.Need love, caring and ______so they learn they can depend on the people that care for them

Social-Emotional Development in the 3 Year Old

A.Begin to grow out of the tantrums and contrariness of the terrible two’s

B.More cooperative and agreeable; eager to help others, especially to adults

C.Adjust to new people beter

D.Begin ______play

E.Not as possessive as two year olds, but do better with 1or 2 other children

F.Learn ______roles--know physical characteristics/roles of each sex

G.Strong, visible emotions, but learn there are appropriate ways to express

them. Because they want to please, they begin to control actions caused

by these feelings.

H.They have improved coordination and language skills, so they are not as

easily ______.

I.When they are angry, they may direct anger at ______

J.3 year olds are beginning to develop a ______--the way the

see themselves. They enjoy telling others about themselves

K.Not as fearful of objects they know, but are frightened by ______


L.______and seek affection