Month 28

You have probably noticed that your two year old wants to be as independent as possible. She does not realize that she still needs help accomplishing things. Because she wants to be independent, you might feel as though you are constantly battling your child over simple, everyday things. Rarely do the battles end nicely with some sort of compromise. Some of the battles you win and your child gets more frustrated and some your child wins, leaving you feeling angry and defeated. Take a deep breath, there is hope! Try to turn all of the battles into win-win situations. If your child wants to eat snack before naptime, allow her to choose her snack before nap and eat it when she wakes up.

Make-believe play is a fun and healthy part of growing up. Children enjoy being superheroes, doctors, moms, dads, teachers and other fun careers. By providing imaginary play equipment, you can encourage your child to use his imagination and be whatever he chooses to be. Join in the fun and play with your child. You have the power to create your child’s imagination. You can even make simple props for pretend play from cardboard boxes, paper bags, construction paper and other ordinary objects.

Special occasions can be alot of fun for two year olds. Your child may be invited to a birthday party, holiday celebration or some other event. Explain to your child where you are going and what she is going do do there. Many two year olds find giving a gift to be hard, because they want the toys for themselves. If your child is going to see Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, show him pictures ahead of time and tell him who it is. Once you get to the event, if your child is hesitant about sitting with Santa or the Bunny, do not force him to visit. Let him see the other children visiting and your child may change his mind. At family events, do not force your child to mingle with family members that he is not accustomed to.

Continue to teach your child about colors, shapes, numbers, letters, animal sounds, body parts and other preschool skills. Two year olds love to do arts and crafts. Encourage him to learn these skills through arts and crafts, songs or dance and movement. Make learning fun for your child.

Developmental Milestones – 28 Months Old

Physical

  • Constantly on the go
  • Tries to blow bubbles
  • Tries to gallop
  • Stands on one foot
  • Catches a ball-sometimes
  • Can jump over objects on the floor

Intellectual

  • Recognizes familiar places
  • May know what comes next
  • Has favourites
  • Can brush teeth
  • Longer attention span
  • Knows body parts

Emotional

  • Feelings are hurt easily
  • Frequent tantrums
  • Gets frustrated easily
  • Calls people by their names

Age Appropriate Toys

  • Dress up clothes
  • Balls
  • Books
  • Counters/Sorters
  • Pretend play sets
  • Outside toys
  • Art supplies
  • Magna-doodles
  • Building materials
  • Modelling clay
  • Alphabet and number toys
  • Cars/track
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  1. dizzydayz 01 November 2015

    So my son is 28 months old and the only word he says is mommy so he is going to be evaluated on the 10th finally i am so nervous what they are going to say i just want him to talk he understands everything i say just cant say anything

  2. soon2be3 01 November 2015

    dizzy, crossing my fingers for you. I am sure that he just doesn't see the need to communicate. All his needs must be met.

  3. MsBobbi25 03 November 2015

    Weird DizzyDayz! Im sure he's just fine and like soon2be3 said he just doesnt need to communicate because your meeting his needs-keep us posted!

  4. soon2be3 03 November 2015

    We barely had enough. I actually had Halloween pencils and bouncy balls leftover from our Halloween party and had to start handing those out as well. We turned off our light at 8 pm and had about 10 items left. Whoooo...just made it!

  5. crsmommie 10 November 2015

    I am from the 12 month board but wanted to ask for help!!! I am trying to tansition my son from the bottle to a sippy. He drinks water and milk fine from the sippy cup but as soon as I put his milk in his sippy he will take 1 drink, throw it down, and cry for his bottle. His pediatrician wants him off the bottle by 15 months. How did you all make this transition?

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  9. Mich 21 November 2015

    ok ladies...for the past few months my son just doesn't EAT the way he should?? should I be concerned or is this a stage? example...half a lego my ego....some dry cereal....a a cookie later maybe a whole hot dog for lunch or maybe NONE! maybe a few bites! he drinks his milk...but he is not eatting a good meal! he might have some grapes..or a strawberry or two MIGHT ! should I call his doc? I am uncertain? his weight is good and he is happy unless he's having a tantrum. the two major changes have been his eating and coming to mommy and daddy's bed in middle of night to sleep with us! ;/ ANY MESSAGES would greatly appreciated. I prefer messages because I don't come on her to often. THX MOMMIES!

  10. Lilonenumber4 05 December 2015

    Rose is now 28 months old. She is really good at drawing and is funny and kind. Though she can be very mean to her little brother Teddy who is 11 months. Same as always. We have never had any problems with Rose. She has always slept and ate well and is developing fine. Her vocabulary increases daily. She can now make longer sentences and asks questions. Excited for her 3rd Christmas as this year she is understanding more about it and can join in with the excitement!!

  11. Bencharlie11 17 December 2015

    Does anyone know where I can buy the Icandy buggy in Newery?????? If you know could you please inform me as to the name of the shop as this buggy is like gold dust and I can't seem to get my hands on one. Any help would be most appreciated :smile

  12. margysd 29 December 2015

    Hi, My daughter is 6.5 months. Our pediatrician has recommended tummy time everyday to encourage her to start crawling. She frequently lifts her head and straightens out her legs like she wants to start crawling or walking. However, when I put her on her tummy after a minute or two she gets frustrated and starts to cry. It breaks my heart to hear her cry so I change positions and sometimes put her on her side to see if she wants to roll over in different directions to encourage movement. I want to do everything that I can to encourage crawling, but at the same time I want to create a positive experience. I was wondering if you have any advice about how you encouraged your babies to start crawling. Thanks.

  13. momentfrozenintime 29 December 2015

    I know that no one is really active here, but I'd like to point this out from this page: 'If your child wants to eat snack before naptime, allow her to choose her snack before nap and eat it when she wakes up.' HA!.. I could only dream it were that easy!

  14. mrserror08 30 December 2015

    I know right? If I let Lex pick a snack and then tell him he can't have it until after naptime we would have at least a 45 minute breakdown. Lol. Is it bad that I feed him before naptime? We usually do lunch and then I lay him in bed with a movie on and he takes his nap and I clean up. Or else I let him nap on the couch :p He's been doing so good about sleeping in his own bed at night that I let him slide and nap on the couch during the day. I put his pillow up there and he lays down and I cover him up and we watch the soap operas together and he falls asleep.

  15. momentfrozenintime 30 December 2015

    I think it's ok.. I mean, it's not like he watches TV all day long or anything, I assume (since he actually naps). I think a few minutes of TV a day is ok as long as it doesn't become a huge habit. Just be ready, because it could mean he grows up napping on the couch.. which isn't that bad!

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