advertisement
21 February 2011

Milestones: two to six

During early childhood, a child will refine his/her ability to walk, will learn to climb down stairs and improve fine motor skills to name a few.

0

During early childhood, a child will refine his/her ability to walk, will learn to climb down stairs and improve fine motor skills to name a few. Have a look at the developmental milestones of this age group.

2 ½ years:

  • Walks on tip toe
  • Can jump with feet off the ground
  • Can thread beads
  • Can put on and take off some clothes
  • Drawings are more representational

3 years:

  • Can walk upstairs with one foot on each step
  • Stands on one foot for a second
  • Rides a tricycle
  • Can dress a doll
  • Can draw recognisable image
  • Fasten and unfasten buttons
  • Can build a tower of nine blocks high
  • Starts to use scizzors

4 years:

  • Goes down stairs rapidly one foot per step
  • Carries cup of liquid without spilling any
  • Can copy a circle well
  • Can perform fine tasks better, e.g. setting the table properly, washing hands, packing clothes

5 years:

  • Walks in straight line
  • Goes down stairs on alternating feet
  • Climbs confidently
  • Enjoys quick-moving toys and games

(Ilse Pauw, Health24)

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X

More:

ChildBody
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Contraceptives and you »

Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents'

7 birth control myths you should stop believing

Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control.

Your digestive health »

Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system

Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder

With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.