Your 30-Month-Old's Brain Blast! Milestones & Activities for Thriving Toddlers

Your 30-Month-Old's Brain Blast! Milestones & Activities for Thriving Toddlers



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 Mumma/Daddy, I can hold a pen or crayon with an index finger and thumb with the support of the middle finger (in a writing grip). I can pedal a cycle once it's in motion and try to make small vertical jumps to grab objects hung above my head!

Fine Motor Skills: Maa/Dada, I'm starting to snip paper with scissors with assistance. I can open the pull buttons and try to put them back. I also love playing with play dough and making shapes!

Cognitive Development: Mumma or Daddy, I can guess multiple familiar objects by feeling their shape without looking at them. I understand that numbers have a sequence and can differentiate between long (tall) and short objects!

Speech Development: Maa/Dada, I can answer questions about things that happened in the past when given a hint. I can narrate stories or events in a few words and recite 2–4 rhymes with reasonable clarity!

Self-Care: Mumma/Daddy, I'm getting better at using utensils to eat a variety of foods without assistance. I can also wash and dry my hands with minimal help and put on some types of shoes!

Social-Emotional Development: Maa/Dada, I can negotiate for better deals and recognize and express the feelings of others. I understand the difference between boys and girls in appearance and can point them out in pictures or real life!

Types of my developmental milestones

Other Development Highlights: Mumma/Daddy, I'm learning to retell parts of stories, predict story outcomes, and understand the most common verbs. My vocabulary is expanding, and I can name objects when asked indirect questions about their use!

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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