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Discovery 2's

Social and Emotional • Copies others, especially adults and older children • Gets excited when with other children • Shows more and more independence • Shows defiant behavior (doing what he has been told not to) • Plays mainly beside other children but is beginning to include other children, such as in chase games

Language/Communication • Points to things or pictures when they are named • Knows names of familiar people and body parts • Says sentences with 2 to 4 words • Follows simple instructions • Repeats words overheard in conversation • Points to things in a book

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) • Finds things even when hidden under two or three covers • Begins to sort shapes and colors • Completes sentences and rhymes in familiar books • Plays simple make-believe games • Builds towers of 4 or more blocks • Might use one hand more than the other • Follows two-step instructions such as “Pick up your shoes and put them in the closet.” • Names items in a picture book such as a cat, bird, or dog

Movement/Physical Development • Stands on tiptoe • Kicks a ball • Begins to run • Climbs onto and down from furniture without help • Walks up and down stairs holding on • Throws ball overhand • Makes or copies straight lines and circles

Act early by talking to your child’s doctor if your child: • Doesn’t use 2-word phrases (for example, “drink milk”) • Doesn’t know what to do with common things, like a brush, phone, fork, spoon • Doesn’t copy actions and words • Doesn’t follow simple instructions • Doesn’t walk steadily • Loses skills she once had

Millstone list from the 4'Cs

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