Your child will get excited when they’re with other children, and there will be signs of independence as well as defiance. They will know the names of familiar things and people and speak in sentences of two to four words. They’ll also begin to sort shapes and colours, build towers of four or more blocks and start running and kicking balls.
“Check that your child walks steadily and is able to follow simple instructions,” Dr Zühlke says. “They should know what to do with common items such as a brush, phone, fork and spoon.”
“Let them build with blocks, do simple puzzles, draw with thick crayons and play with playdough,” Naeser says. “And keep singing and talking to your young child.”