Development & Milestones Checklist: Ages 2-3Brought to you by TeacherCare
This checklist is a general guideline, please remember that all children develop at different rates. Use this resource to discuss strengths and goals when working with a teacher, child specialist, or educational nanny in the home.
Frequently: 90% of the time
Usually: 75% of the time
Occasionally: 25% of the time
Rarely: less than 10% of the time
Large Motor Development
Climbs furniture and obstacles?
Walks up steps without help?
Walks backward on command?
Kicks ball successfully?
Throws ball overhand?
Knows he’s/she’s a boy/girl?
Points to body parts on direction?
Names 3 pictures in picture book?
Recognizes primary colors?
Understands opposites (come-go)?
Matches (compares familiar objects based on color, form, or size, groups similar objects) ?
Listens to singing rhymes?
Counts to 2 (aware of 1 or more)?
Responsibility & Self Help Skills
Drinks from cup without spills?
Uses spoon/fork successfully?
Partly dresses/undresses self?
Helps to pick up?
Washes hands independently?
Urinates in toilet?
Bowel movement in toilet?
Fine Motor Development
Stacks blocks three high?
Handles scissors for cutting?
Handles crayons for scribbling?
Unwraps, e.g. candy, bananas?
Takes simple objects apart easily?
Accepts limits set by adults?
Separates from parent easily?
Occupies self on simple suggestion (Intitiates own activities)?
Plays beside with sustained interest?
Show’s affection for people/regard (or for possessions)?
Uses words to express wants?
Talks-names 10-15 objects
(has small noun/verb vocab)
Complies with 1-step directions?
Makes 2 or 3 word sentences?
Uses pronouns “me” and “my”?
Explores, investigates surrounding?
Appears relaxes and at ease in a preschool setting?
Can wait a short while?
Can tolerate slight frustration?