• Your child is learning to speak in sentences. “Ball” will become “ball gone” and a little later: “ball gone again” – i.e. more and more word meanings are being combined together.
  • Your child’s motor development will appear to slow down a bit now. Don’t be fooled! Learning to run, jump, climb, throw and catch doesn’t come easily. These skills not only require more and more muscle strength and dexterity, but also a mature sense of balance.
  • Your child can hold a pen or crayon properly and is developing skills for communicating creatively with colours and shapes. She might well enjoy building tall towers as well. These all require ever more sophisticated sequences of movements.
  • Potty training can’t be forced upon your child. It will happen only when she wants to take this step and requires much insight and understanding. Both should come to maturity by your child’s third year.
  • Your child is slowly beginning to have a grasp of time. “One more sleep" is a dimension that she can visualise. So try to avoid making a promise for “tomorrow” and not then keeping it. By the same token, your child is able to remember things better and better and to draw on her experience.
  • And she can also formulate expectations regarding the future. This involves the danger of being brought up sharp in the face of what is actually possible. Sometimes, I want doesn’t (or can’t) get, and this can lead to tantrums.
  • Your child will make her first “best friends”. By interacting with other children, she will get to know and assume a variety of social roles. The time to start kindergarten is slowly approaching

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