Child Development Stage information at iVillage Pregnancy & Parenting

  • Uses some two-word combinations
  • "Feeds" dolls
  • Identifies some body parts
  • May brush teeth (with help)
  • Puts on a piece of clothing

By the end of month 30 a child typically:

  • Points to four identified pictures
  • Uses more than 50 single words
  • Combines words often
  • Follows a two-step verbal command
  • Names six body parts
  • Identifies one to four pictures verbally

By the end of 36 months a child typically:

  • Alternates feet when walking up and down steps
  • Dresses and undresses self (with marginal success)
  • Uses a pedal tricycle
  • Follows a two- or three-part command
  • Communicates with four- or five-word sentences
  • Uses pronouns
  • Most spoken words are comprehensible to others
  • Comprehends most speech
  • Interested in "pretend" play
  • Socializes well with others
  • Is often ready to begin toilet training

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