Independent Explorer & Inquisitive Storyteller: Your Thriving 31-Month-Old!

Independent Explorer & Inquisitive Storyteller: Your Thriving 31-Month-Old!


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 or Daddy, I can reach the knob, turn it, and open the door all by myself! I can also walk up and down the stairs without any support, like an adult!

Fine Motor Skills: Maa/Dada, I love playing with manipulative toys like bead mazes or connecting straws. I can turn pages one at a time while holding a book upright, and I’m learning to use scissors to make tiny snips on paper.

Cognitive Development: Mumma/Daddy, I understand the setup and purpose of different places like offices, shops, and parks. I can recognize logical patterns, know where things belong in the house, and even talk to my toys as if they were real people!

Speech Development: Maa/Dada, I can tell you the names of my family members, like my sister and grandfather. I understand sentences with simple concepts and can answer questions about objects or actions in a book.

Self-Care: Mumma/Daddy, I'm getting better at dressing myself. I can put on most types of shoes without laces, unbutton large buttons, and pull on my socks with a little help.

Social-Emotional Development: Maa/Dada, I make clear expressions when you ask me to smile, make a sad face, or show surprise. I’m interested in new experiences and get excited even before they happen!

Types of my developmental milestones

Other Development Highlights: Mumma or Daddy, I can swing my arms in the same direction as my opposite legs when walking. I love exploring new foods and can tolerate different textures now!

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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