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Developmental Milestones: 24 to 36 Months

During the toddler years, development milestones will vary widely from child to child. Unless your toddler lags in several areas or is more than a few months behind in any one area, there is little need for concern. Also remember that premature babies may reach milestones slightly later than a child who is born full-term, and that by age two, they will even out developmentally. Below is a list of general developmental guidelines for an average healthy child between the ages of 24 and 36 months old.

By month 24

Most toddlers are able to:
  • name at least five body parts
  • speak understandably more than half the time
  • form two to three-word sentences
  • dress and undress themselves
Some toddlers are able to:
  • walk down stairs without help
  • talk about likes and dislikes
  • arrange things in categories
A few toddlers are able to:
  • jump
  • begin to understand concepts (better or worse, etc.)
  • understand gender differences

By months 25 and 26

Most toddlers are able to:
  • stack six blocks at a time
  • walk smoothly from heel to toe
Some toddlers are able to:
  • speak using pronouns (I, me, you, etc.)
  • wash and dry their own hands
A few toddlers are able to:
  • speak clearly most of the time
  • draw a vertical line

By months 27 and 28

Most toddlers are able to:
  • jump with both feet
  • open and close doors
Some toddlers are able to:
  • understand descriptions of objects (small, soft, etc.)
  • draw a vertical line
A few toddlers are able to:
  • start to recognize the ABCs
  • balance on one foot
Most toddlers are able to:
  • brush teeth with help
  • wash and dry their own hands
  • draw a vertical line

By months 29 and 30

Most toddlers are able to:
  • brush teeth with help
  • wash and dry their own hands
  • draw a vertical line
A few toddlers are able to:
  • put on a t-shirt
  • name at least one color
  • name at least one friend

 

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