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Physical Development Milestones in Physical Development 2 years * Can run avoiding obstacles * Use preferred hand and have good hand-eye coordination * Can put on shoes on and zip and unzip a zipper * Can kick a ball if it is not moving * Can move 'sit and ride' toys with feet and 'push and pull' toys with large wheels * Can make a tower of approximately 6 bricks * Can see everything an adult can see * May start to be potty trained Intellectual Development Intellectual development involves cognitive skills and language skills, it is the development of the mind and brain. It is the child's ability to learn, understand, recognize and reason. ...read more.

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Asking Questions - To confirm or extend their knowledge/ their understanding of information. Imitation(Copying)- This may be sounds of letters, words, adult behaviour etc. Things to help Intellectual Development * Encouragement, support and praise * Questions answered * Information explained * Love and security * Good health, including good eye-sight and hearing * Healthy diet * Contact and communication with people * Stimulation of all 5 senses * Opportunities to play Toys and Games Toys and games can be used to stimulate the intellectual development of babies and children. Milestones of Intellectual Development 2 years old * Make musical instruments and play with them * Simple cooking and baking activities * Games of make believe (this is an example of imaginative play) ...read more.

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Very egocentric, they believe that the whole world should revolve around them and their needs. They think that they are the most important and should get what they want when they want it and if they don't they will start a temper tantrum. This can be caused by frustration or defiant and demanding behaviour. Social Development Factors which encourage social development are... 1. Reinforcing acceptable behaviour 2. Encouraging independence 3. The providing of a good role model 4. Praise and encouragement to build self esteem 5. A loving, secure environment 6. Social experiences which provide the opportunity to mix with others and communicate 7. Play opportunities especially with other children and also adults Milestones of Social Development 2 years old... Better at feeding themselves Toilet training has begun Try to dress themselves Play near other children, this is called parallel play May not yet share toys ...read more.

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