Testing Boundaries

Children at this age are likely to insist on completing tasks without help.
Expect to hear words and phrases such as "mine," "no," and "me do it."
At the same time, they are becoming more social and may play
more cooperatively with others.

What activities might your child be doing?

Click here to print Developmental Milestone Check List 2.5 years. Share the list with your child’s health care professional, teacher, or save it for your own records.

Each activity your child is doing is typical of their age.

If your child isn’t doing all of the activities, it doesn’t mean anything is wrong. Children can vary by as much as six months in some of the things that they are able to do. If you do have questions about your child’s development, you can call the CONNECT Helpline, a program of the State of Pennsylvania.

CONNECT Helpline 1-800-692-7288

The child specialists on the CONNECT Helpline are there to answer questions and provide information about child development for families of children ages birth to age five.

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