With excellent physical control, toddlers are now non-stop flurries of activity. By the end of the second year, toddlers can walk steadily, run, walk backwards and jump above a step.
These abilities enable a slew of activities and freedom to select the proper action for achieving an objective, such as, slowing down and changing direction, opening a door while taking a few steps back, and even dancing to the sounds of music in the backdrop.
You may notice an increased interest in playing with balls: toddlers love sitting on the floor with legs spread apart, and rolling a ball forward and back or throwing it above their head. A two-year old will also extend the arms to catch a ball, closing her eyes and tilting her head aside in anticipation of its imminent arrival. At two, toddlers may also begin to peddle on a tricycle.
Sense of Independence
Toddlers now crave and embrace independence: for instance, they delight in eating on their own, and demand to hold the a cup with two hands and sip.
Enjoy the great outdoors with your child and let him walk, run, jump, play with a ball and climb in the playground. Physical freedom helps to develop motor skills, self-control and independence.
Feeds himself with a spoon.
Throws a ball above his head and jumps over a step.
Takes off clothes independently.
May begin to peddle a tricycle from 24 months.
Bends over to pick up a fallen toy and walks backwards several steps.
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