Your Child’s Third Year

The transition from a tiny infant to an active and curious toddler is nothing short of astonishing! As you approach your child’s third birthday, it’s essential to be aware of the developmental milestones to ensure their growth is on track. We’ve created a guide to critical milestones you can anticipate in your child’s third year. You’ll also discover suggestions to promote their growth through daily activities.

Every child is one-of-a-kind, and that means some may reach milestones quicker than others. Remember, it’s all about making progress. If you have concerns about your child’s development, always consult with a pediatrician or our pediatric therapists at More to Say, LLC. We’re here to help!

Your Child by 30 Months

Two and a half years have passed since your child’s arrival, and the growth is evident. By this age, most children will reach major milestones.

By 30 months, your child’s physical coordination and movement are rapidly improving. At this age, they might:

Around the 30-month mark, your child starts to express themselves more clearly and engages in more intricate conversations. Keep listening as they:

By 30 months, your child begins to show advanced problem-solving skills and a growing understanding of the world around them. You might notice they:

Approaching two and a half years, children begin to exhibit a deeper sense of self and a stronger desire for social interactions. Keep an eye out as your child can:

Around 30 months, children start to demonstrate more independence and coordination during mealtimes. They may start to:

Your Child by 36 Months

As your child nears their third birthday, their capabilities expand. From improved motor skills to skillful eating, they’re reaching critical milestones day after day.

As your child approaches 36 months, their motor skills are significantly improving. With their growing physical coordination, they can possibly:

Your child’s vocabulary and communication style will evolve as they near 36 months. Their inquisitiveness shines through as they may:

Closer to 36 months, expect your child to display advanced cognitive abilities. Their understanding of the world sharpens, enabling them to:

By 36 months, your child will develop richer emotional and social interactions. Their emotional and social skills develop further as they:

As they approach their third birthday, their feeding capabilities will mature considerably. With improved motor skills, they’re expected to:

How to Help Your Three-Year-Old Reach Their Milestones

As your little one enters their third year, their curiosity and eagerness to explore the world around them intensifies. This phase is rich with opportunities for learning and growth, and your active involvement plays a pivotal role. Here’s how you can harness this energy and ensure they’re on track with their developmental milestones:

If you have concerns about your child’s development, reach out to the pediatric therapists at More to Say, LLC. We’re here to help each child reach their milestones, setting them up for a successful, happy life!

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