In this stage, they’re neither babies nor children. Familiarly known as “Terrible Twos”, this in-between stage can be frustrating for parents. Some children may not follow your instructions but they still depend on you for love and approval. Emotions are difficult for toddlers to control: they can be temperamental. Their moods can change within a short period of time. The best way to deal with them is to allow them to take adventure when appropriate but provide consistent guidelines for acceptable behaviors. Soon they will understand the differences between good and bad or right and wrong.
Appropiate Toys for 2 - 3 Years
- Fine and Gross Motor Skill Development - Improve strength of gross motor skill which involves movement of large body part and balance skill such as rocking horse and bike ride-on. Enhance fine motor skill and hand-eye coordination such as puzzles and nuts and bolts
- Social and Emotional Development - Help kids learn about their own emotions.
- Intellectual Stimulation - Teach about shapes, categorization and trial-and-error learning such as sorting toys and shape sorters. Develop problem-solving skill by offering greater challenges and being a good way to give kids victories such as puzzles and gear puzzle toys
- Creativity and Imagination - Give your children the opportunity to learn new set of words and to help make learning new vocabulary fun and engaging such as alphabets and numbers toys. Include pretend play toys (kitchen, house, cars and animal play)
2 - 3 Year Development
- Walk up and down stairs holding on.
- Can kick a ball.
- Pick up small objects and place down neatly
- Begin to play with other children
- Can take turns in game
- Point to things or pictures when they are asked.
- Can solve some problem in his head, performing mental trial-and-error instead of having to manipulate objects physically.
- Start of imagination, creating their own little worlds and scenarios
- Listen, repeat, and experiment with words on an increasing basis.
- Use pronouns and some plurals