At 2 years

Children can usually:

  • Follow simple two part instructions (e.g., ‘give me the ball and the car’).
  • Respond to simple wh-questions, such as ‘what’ and ‘where’.
  • Point to several body parts and pictures in books when named.
  • Understand when an object is ‘in’ and ‘on’ something.

When it comes to speaking, children can usually:

  • Say more than 50 single words.
  • Put two words together (e.g., ‘bye teddy’, ‘no ball’).
  • Use their tone of voice to ask a question (e.g.,‘teddy go?’).
  • Say ‘no’ when they do not want something.
  • Use most vowel sounds and a variety of consonants (m, n, p, b, k, g, h, w, t, d).
  • Start to use ‘mine’ and ‘my’.

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