WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?

 

GROSS MOTOR SKILLS

*    Stoops to retrieve toy and returns to stand

*    Kicks ball

*    Jumps down off low surface, jumps forward

*    Goes up stairs without a rail placing both feet on each step

FINE MOTOR SKILLS

*    Imitates horizontal and vertical strokes

*    Can match 3 shapes

*    Builds 6 cube tower

*    Places simple puzzle pieces that match a formed shape

SELF HELP SKILLS

*    Can help pull up pants

*    Puts head through hole of shirt, finds armholes

*    Efficient spoon feeder, some difficulties with scooping still

SPEECH/LANGUAGE SKILLS

*    Has vocabulary of at least 100 words

*    Uses 2 words phrases on a regular basis

*    Uses some 2 word utterances

*    Uses some pronouns

*    Is at least 60% intelligible to all listeners

*    Follows 2 step related commands

If your child is not doing most of the skills above, consult your pediatrician and consider getting a therapy evaluation.  A therapist can give you ideas of how to encourage development at home.