• Toddler Auditory Development: 2-3 years

    Stay on top of your child's milestones when it comes to her sense of hearing.
  • Milestones for Ages 2 to 3

    • Can now turn head in all directions and show particular interest in a person's voice or a favorite sound
    • Continue to repeat or imitate sounds, but with greater precision
    • Playing with own voice becomes a pastime
    • Begin to use simple words and sounds meaningfully, such as "bye-bye" and have at least 10 to 20 words in their word bank
    • Can respond to simple "yes-no" questions ("Are you sleepy?")
    • Can follow simple tasks (handing you a toy or pointing to body parts or pictures when prompted)
    • Enjoy listening to stories that are read aloud to them

     

    SOURCES:

    • Mae Catherine Sadicon, certified speech pathologist, Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists
    • 365 Days of Creative Play, by Sheila Ellison and Judith Gray
    • Brain Games for Preschoolers, by Dr. Dorothy Einon
    • Infant and Toddler Development, by Kay Albrecht and Linda Miller
    • The Developing Child, by Helen Bee

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