- Is constantly in motion.
- Tires easily.
- Runs and climbs.
- Walks up and down stairs alone.
- Starts to walk on tiptoes.
- Can build a tower of 3 to 5 blocks.
- Goes from random scribbling to
somewhat more controlled movements.
- Can button and unbutton large buttons.
- Develops greater independence in
toileting needs (still needs some help).
- May have trouble settling down for
- Gets upset and impatient easily.
- Shows anger by crying or striking out.
- Gets frustrated when not understood.
- Wants own way.
- May assert self by saying "no".
- Goes back to baby behavior at times.
- Is upset when daily routine changes.
- Has sharp mood changes.
- Likes to imitate others.
- Becomes more interested in brothers
- Knows gender.
- May have an imaginary playmate.
- Enjoys playing among, not with, other
- Does not share.
- Claims everything is "mine".
- May scratch, hit, bite, and push other
- Is much more interested in language.
- Uses child grammar.
- Uses 3- to 5-word phrases by end of
- Understands more words than can speak.
- Likes to "do-it-myself".
- Cannot be reasoned with much of the
- Cannot choose between alternatives.
Each child is unique. It is therefore difficult to describe
exactly what should be expected at each stage of a child's
development. While certain attitudes, behaviors, and
physical milestones tend to occur at certain ages, a wide
spectrum of growth and behavior for each age is normal.
These guidelines are offered as a way of showing a general
progression through the developmental stages rather than as
fixed requirements for normal development at specific ages.
It is perfectly natural for a child to attain some
milestones earlier and other milestones later than the
If you have any concerns related to your
child's own pattern of development, check with your health