Movement and physical play are really important for toddlers. Little children love to move, and learn about themselves and their surroundings. Movement develops and strengthens their body and brain. Physical play lets them have fun, be energetic, and grow their imagination and sense of wonder.
Your 2 year old toddler may:
By 2 years, your toddler may:
Children who grow up in families hearing two or more languages enjoy learning these languages. Some ideas that may help develop your child’s language
Talk to your Plunket nurse if you’re worried about your child’s speech, or if they’re not saying any words by 18 months.
Hearing well is important for your child’s development. They learn so much through listening to you talking, and from the sounds around them. This helps with their language development and their interaction with others.
Signs your child can hear well:
Signs your child can see well:
If you’re worried about your child’s hearing or eyesight, or if they have unusual eye movements, search with their hands rather than their eyes, or bring objects up close to their eyes, talk to your Plunket nurse. Be realistic about what your child can and can’t do.