By the age of two

Your toddler should be able to:

  • Say the names of simple body parts, such as nose and tummy
  • Listen to stories and say the names of pictures
  • Understand simple sentences such as “where’s daddy?”
  • Use more than fifty words such as ‘no’, ‘gone’, ‘mine’ and ‘teddy’
  • Talk to themselves or their toys during play
  • Sing simple songs and nursery rhymes
  • Use pronouns such as ‘he’ and ‘it’ instead of names
  • Try simple sentences such as ‘milk all gone’

 

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