Now your kid is an expert at climbing. He climbs over chairs, steps, furniture and is a danger to himself right now. He can pedal his tricycle well now. He explores around your home on his tricycle. He walks up and down the flight of stairs, one foot per step. Gone are the days when he kept both feet each step. He can now turn pages one at a time. He can build a tower of 6 or more blocks. He turns door knobs. He can open and close lids. He copies a good circle while holding the crayon with three fingers, in a modified pincer grip. It looks closer to the way an adults holds a pen. He also can complete a puzzle with 3-4 pieces.
Your child loves to copy you and his friends. He understands playing according to rules and takes turns at playing. He has good friends now and he loves them. He has a clear idea of ownership now. While he can be easily separated from his parents he will show his displeasure at major changes in his routine. He can follow a set of instructions with 2 or 3 steps. He is familiar with many objects, names them, names self and can have a significantly long conversation using simple sentences. He is capable of talking in such a way that most strangers can understand what he says.
Your kid is now capable of playing with toys with a specific purpose. He manipulates its moving parts well. His imagination runs wild while he plays make belief often.
Your child can show a number of emotions now. A clear body language has developed.
Autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and other physical abnormalities can be easily detected at this stage.
Falling down frequently, slurred speech, losing fine motor skills he already developed, inability to manipulate toys for its purpose may be signs of specific developmental delays. Not making eye contact, having stereotyped movements may signal the presence of autistic disorders. Not obeying instructions may be due to a simple hearing deficit. These can be easily corrected and your child can have a normal life.
Refer to the child weight chart provided by the ministry of health before deciding whether your child is having the weight/height to match it’s age.