2 - 3 Years

 


2-3 Years

  • Understanding of words and phrases grows quickly during this time. Children of this age understand between 200-500 words. 
  • Uses "no" or "not" in phrases
  • Refers to past/future events
  • Asks questions e.g. "what's that?"
  • Can pick out objects by function e.g. "which one do we drink from?"
  • Uses Pronouns "I", "me" and "you"
  • Uses descriptive concepts, e.g. big/little.
 

Caregiving behaviours that support the milestone.

 
  • Continue doing the activities above and build on children’s talk, e.g. Child: “Dog!”, adult: “Yes, a big dog”.
  • Tap out the beat to songs and rhymes.
  • When playing with your child, give a running commentary on what they are doing, using action words, describing words, position words and feelings as well as object words.
  • Engage in conversations about feelings and important memories.
  • Encourage the child to talk about the future and anticipate events