Milestones: two to six

During early childhood, a child will refine his/her ability to walk, will learn to climb down stairs and improve fine motor skills to name a few. Have a look at the developmental milestones of this age group.

2 ½ years:

  • Walks on tip toe
  • Can jump with feet off the ground
  • Can thread beads
  • Can put on and take off some clothes
  • Drawings are more representational

3 years:

  • Can walk upstairs with one foot on each step
  • Stands on one foot for a second
  • Rides a tricycle
  • Can dress a doll
  • Can draw recognisable image
  • Fasten and unfasten buttons
  • Can build a tower of nine blocks high
  • Starts to use scizzors

4 years:

  • Goes down stairs rapidly one foot per step
  • Carries cup of liquid without spilling any
  • Can copy a circle well
  • Can perform fine tasks better, e.g. setting the table properly, washing hands, packing clothes

5 years:

  • Walks in straight line
  • Goes down stairs on alternating feet
  • Climbs confidently
  • Enjoys quick-moving toys and games

(Ilse Pauw, Health24)

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