After the second birthday: milestone charts for 24th – 30th month !
After you have celebrated the second birthday, I need to ask – can your toddler to blow out the candles? Not because of the birthday cake, but because of willful targeting of the air. That is an important skill that occurs as a precondition for proper speech. The following are examples of exercises and games for proper cognitive and psychomotor development for 24th to 30th month !
Exercises for development of motor skills for 24th-30th month!
Until now, all the toddlers have mastered running, so the time is right to start jumping. Initially, child exercise to jump in the air (well, it is just called -in the air, it’s not so high) or out of a crouching position, as a squib. After that, they practice standing on one leg. Although it sounds incredible, some toddlers can easier jump on one foot than to maintain balance while standing.
Next amazing exercise for motor skills at this point is that (s)he can convey a glass of water without spilling. I hope that, so far, you have outgrown non-spill bottles from which the toddler drank. Therefore, it is OK that (s)he may convey a half full plastic cup across the room without spilling. This exercise is the great solution for the nice weather, but if you find that is too cold for it, you may want to wait another month. No need for rush, these exercises are covering the period up to 30th month.
Games for enhancing coordination
Believe it or not, after the second birthday, your child is grown enough for the basics of origami! Origami is the traditional Japanese art (though the invention of paper is linked to China and 2nd century a.c. ) creating a model of the paper. At the beginning (she bends paper in half, and later diagonally. Maybe it does not seem so, but almost all children at the age of 2+ years are able to do so. Now, It is not easy to explain what we exactly want from them. But, if you manage to verbalize it and make it fun capability characteristics for older kids, your kid can easier to respond to this funny request.
Besides, it is the high time to star learning how to properly hold a pencil. Then we are trying to draw straight lines. We are still expecting the child to a real tower, this time with 8 floors, but if you are in the past successfully mastered the similar tasks, you do not have to bother the child. At some time, they just get tired of stacked cubes, as a tower or a bridge. Instead, my advice is to focus on the various puzzles. They are not expensive, the market has an almost endless variety of models, from different materials, so you may try that. I think, you would be surprised!
In the next 6 month (s)he should learn to make the creative mosaic on the edge of the fields, as well as to string small beads. You can use purchase beads, or hand-colored macaroni, to make jewelry for mom or child. Try not to insist that child really wears it, to avoid potential allergic reactions to children’s skin.
Exercises for speech development
I wondered if your child can blow out candles or balloons? If you have not mastered it yet, make sure you invest, together, more effort. Willful targeting of the air is an important skill that occurs as a precondition for proper speech!
In addition (s)he constantly increasing the number of words in use, using personal and possessive pronouns. Toddler understands meaning of the opposite pairs (hot-cold, beautiful- ugly, big-small) and gradual introduction of the proposal. When you want to practice use of proposal, you can do it through the game- put the doll on the table, slippers are sleeping under the table, let’s hide behind the table ….
Exercises for a better socialization
If you have not already, begin to get used to the potty, the recognition of the need to pee and poop. Try not to rush. And be very patient (about potty training, I wrote more). Since you have already begun to teach the child into undressing and dressing, putting shoes on, and taking them off, the toddler may easily strip when (s)he need a potty. Another novelty is the differential response to success and failure in the execution of various activities. Pay special attention to how the child is channeled frustration. Mastering frustration is an important segment of our lives. What you may not know is that the basis of fair play sets already at an early age. I recommend a text on how to develop a healthy competitive spirit among children. If you are concerned about the oncoming “demanding two” remember that this is just period and it is passable!
Enjoy growing up and share your impressions with us!