It is exciting to watch your infant grow into a toddler. Here are five important cognitive milestones to track your 2-year-old’s progress.
By Arun Sharma
Children experience a rapid increase in their physical, social and cognitive abilities after they are one year old. They are able to move around, and are more aware of themselves and their surroundings. As a result, they show greater independence, begin to assert themselves, show defiance, and imitate others. They can form simple phrases or sentences and follow simple instructions. They recognise the names of people and objects, and spend a lot of time observing their parents and other adults around them. Therefore, it is important for parents and caregivers to set good examples for toddlers to follow. Let’s look at five things a toddler should do by way of attaining cognitive milestones.
Cognitive development is specific to each toddler. Many factors influence cognitive development, including genes, prenatal events and the child’s environment. However, if your toddler doesn’t do basic activities like pointing to objects or following simple directions, it may be a warning sign. In such cases, a visit to your child’s paediatrician may be essential.
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