At the age of two, children go through a period of rapid growth and development in all areas, including physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. Here are some typical developmental milestones for pre-potty training two-year-olds:
Physical Development: Two-year-olds are typically becoming more confident walkers and runners, and can jump with both feet off the ground. They are also developing their fine motor skills, such as using utensils to eat, holding a crayon to draw, and turning the pages of a book.
Cognitive Development: Two-year-olds are becoming more aware of their surroundings and can identify and name objects and people around them. They are also learning to sort and categorize objects, follow simple instructions, and begin to understand cause and effect relationships.
Social and Emotional Development: Two-year-olds are developing their sense of self and are becoming more independent, wanting to do things on their own. They are also learning to play alongside others and engage in simple turn-taking games. They may show preference for certain adults and be wary of strangers, and they may experience big emotions such as frustration, anger, and excitement.
It is important to remember that every child develops at their own pace, and there is a wide range of what is considered typical development. It’s important to celebrate each child’s unique progress and support their individual needs.