28 Months & Thriving! Your Toddler's Developmental Milestones

28 Months & Thriving! Your Toddler's Developmental Milestones


Hey, Mumma, Dada! I’ve been growing and learning so much lately. Here’s a little update on what I’ve been up to:

The Benefits of My Early Development

Gross Motor Skills: Hey, mom or dad, I can use crayons to roughly color a shape or area with little or no help. I'm starting to jump from small heights using both legs, and I can even hold a pen or crayon with my fingers or full hands!

Fine Motor Skills: Maa/Dada, I can independently put glue on stickers and paste them as per your instructions. I love building towers using more than 8 blocks and can balance my hand while pouring liquid from small containers!

Cognitive Development: Mumma/Daddy, I'm learning to understand day and night by associating activities I do in the morning and at night. I can identify 7–10 colors of objects around the house or outside!

Speech Development: Maa/Dada, I understand and use words to explain common actions like run, play, eat, draw, read, climb, etc. I can tell the names of myself, mom, and dad, and I can speak 3–4 words together when needed.

Self-Care: Mumma/Daddy, I can help with more complex household chores like feeding pets, picking up backyard toys, and helping set the table. I'm also learning to put pants on with assistance and put on front-buttoned shirts!

Social-Emotional Development: Maa/Dada, I love putting garbage in the bin, playing briefly with other children, and comforting myself quickly after being left with a babysitter. I even recognize myself as part of our family!

Types of my developmental milestones

Other Development Highlights: Mumma/Daddy, I'm getting better at balancing on one foot while you put on my shoes and jumping on the same spot on the ground with both legs together. I'm learning so much every day!

Additional Physical Development: I can follow a few dance steps with you. I can turn the pages of a book one by one. I can roll a ball towards someone and stop a ball from coming towards me. I try to take off my shoes and pull down my elastic pants with some help. I’m getting better at using a spoon and fork to eat without spilling much. I enjoy pressing and rolling modeling clay to make shapes with little help. I can throw a ball over my head.

Additional Cognitive Development: I can identify and name 3–5 colors in objects inside and outside the home. I can stack rings independently on the ring stacking toy in the correct order, with little or no help. I understand and can imagine places like home, garden, parking, office, clinic, and shopping. I can identify primary-color objects from a group of colored objects with some guidance. I can recognize an object by just listening to its sound, like saying "phone" when it rings.

Additional Communication Development: I can form phrases of three words to express my thoughts or needs, like "I want curd" or "Let’s go out." My vocabulary has expanded to around 150–200 words, and I recognize most everyday objects now. I’m learning the names of various outdoor items like trees, plants, parts of a tree, paths, roads, sidewalks, poles, and signals. I can identify and name common actions like dancing, playing, jumping, running, and driving. I can name and identify 6–10 fruits when I see pictures or real fruits. I can identify and speak up to five alphabets.

Additional Social and Emotional Development: I cooperate as a team member to perform tasks that can’t be done alone. I recognize myself in old pictures and videos from a few months ago, showing a recall of events over a longer timeframe now. I understand what it means to look good, pretty, or cute, and I like to be praised for my looks when I experiment with new things. I can brush my teeth when instructed by an adult and follow the routine of brushing in the morning and at night. I can wash my hands with help from an adult. I can identify myself by my name and answer the question, "What’s your name?"


Research shows that engaging in these activities helps enhance my cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development. Studies in pediatrics and early childhood development highlight the importance of these interactions for my growth.

Isn’t it amazing, Mumma and Dada?


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