Being a two year old is all about ME! I am interested in the world around me and use all my senses to explore my surroundings, everything I see is ‘mine’ and ‘I want’ everything!
I am curious but cautious with unfamiliar things, I am lively and energetic and ‘into everything’. Being physical is important to me as I learn to control my body, running, climbing and jumping.
I am beginning to make and develop relationships with my peers and will play with a friend, my ideas are developing and I enjoy being imaginative and being challenged.
As carers is it our role to support our two year olds by observing their interactions and interests and extending these to optimise their learning potential. Making eye contact and discussing all aspects of their lives helps them to gain understanding and make links with other known information. We must encourage independence and allow them to make their own choices and decisions to help build their self-esteem and grow into strong independent adults.