A two-year-old child
- Communicates using a combination of gestures, looking,
sounds and words
• Starts to take turns in conversations
- Able to attend to activity of own
- Understands that events are made up of a series of
steps in sequence e.g. wash hands, sit at table, eat,
- Demonstrates more than one action in pretend play e.g.
feeds doll then puts doll to bed
- Understands that words
can stand for pictures and toys of real objects
some long and complicated sentences
- Able to carry out
instructions containing two key words, without relying
on the speaker’s gestures, for example,
to figure out the meaning e.g. 'Put teddy on the table'
to combine two or three words into short phrases e.g.
'Mummy here', 'Teddy jump here'
- Uses the same word or
phrase for different reasons e.g. 'Daddy drink' might
mean, 'That’s daddy’s drink',
'Daddy, I want your drink' or 'Daddy’s drinking'.
to ask questions
- Starts to say 'No' and 'Not'
- Starts to talk about past
events and possibly things that might happen in the
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