By 24-months-old, most toddlers can follow simple two- and three-step directions. This fun activity will give your child that special feeling of having a job to do while building vocabulary and oral language skills.
Your 2-year-old may now be using two or three words in a phrase to talk about and ask for things. When your child does this, you can stretch her phrase into a sentence or two. You will be modeling some important rules of language in this activity.
Around age 2, your child may be starting to say “no” and taking more notice of how you react to her behaviors and actions. Using polite words should be encouraged, especially when someone is asking for and receiving something.
Children at this age can begin to copy a circle, cut on a line and make horizontal strokes. The strokes of a paintbrush are effective and fun for your child at this stage of development. This activity gives your child some painting fun.