Curious Climber, Creative Cutter & Conversational Companion: Your Thriving 34-Month-Old!

Curious Climber, Creative Cutter & Conversational Companion: Your Thriving 34-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/Daddy, I can climb a short ladder, like the one for the small slide at the playground! I’m learning to stand on one foot without support for a few seconds and even attempt hopping.

Fine Motor Skills: Maa/Dada, I can zip a small zipper on my pants and string small beads well. I also like tracing drawings of crosses, swirls, and dots, and I'm starting to cut paper with safety scissors.

Cognitive Development: Mumma/Daddy, I’m using my senses to learn about my environment. I ask lots of questions to understand things better and observe changes in nature, like how leaves change colors. I can remember and comment on changes, like noticing when you get a new hairstyle!

Speech Development: Maa/Dada, I enjoy playing language games and taking turns in conversations. I can ask simple 'why' questions and talk about things that happened in the past and what we will do in the future.

Self-Care: Mumma/Daddy, I can pull down my pants without help and brush my teeth and hair, though I might need you to check how well I did. I can also button large buttons on my shirt.

Social-Emotional Development: Maa/Dada, I feel more comfortable around new people and can separate from you for longer periods if I'm in a familiar place. I’m learning to resolve conflicts and show affection to my playmates.

Types of my developmental milestones

Other Development Highlights: Mumma/Daddy, I love learning new words and talking about them. I can communicate clearly enough that most of what I say is understood by others. I’m getting excited about what I’m good at and would love to show you!

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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