A toddler’s development often indicates whether they are growing healthily or not. Several achievements mark the toddlerhood phase between the ages of 25 and 27 months. For instance, toddlers are a lot more expressive than they were before. They utilize receptive language and speak while listening to you.
Their hobbies and games have evolved since they became one year old. You may also notice changes in their dietary preferences and how they eat. Read this post to know about various developmental milestones your toddler will attain at this age.
A Complete Guide On Toddler’s Development From 25 To 27 Months
Here is a quick look at what your toddler does At 25–27 Months:
The developmental/behavioral changes at this stage include the following (1) (2) (3) :
- They may not like changes.
- They follow a routine regarding playing, eating, etc.
- They can express themself in words and gestures.
- They can twist things such as doorknobs.
- They may show signs that they are ready for toilet training.
- They can repeat words.
- They may follow simple instructions.
Toddler Development Between 25 And 27 Months
Here we shall take a detailed look into the 25–27-month-old developmental milestones and growth patterns of a toddler (1) (2) (3).
1. Motor And Physical Skills Development:
- You will find them squatting for long periods of time.
- Apart from walking fast without falling, they have also developed skills to walk downstairs, which requires more balancing skills.
- They can now open cupboards and drawers, solve small puzzles, and turn pages of a book. These are indications of fine movements.
2. Eating Habits:
Your toddler may not show much interest in new foods. You can serve something new with their favorite dishes (4).
- You can cut their food into funny shapes and use colorful food to make the plate look attractive.
- Your toddler at this age will be influenced by the way others eat.
- Start with small servings and add more food if they are hungry.
3. Speech And Language Development:
Your toddler not only understands simple directions but can also speak a few words at this age.
- If you attempt to read, speak, or write in front of them daily, they will soon learn those simple sentences, phrases, and words. You will find them repeating them again and again.
- They are now capable of naming objects you point at.
- They can also locate their body parts that have sustained injuries or are causing pain.
- Try to make them learn short poems.
4. Emotional And Social Skills Development:
You will find your toddler mostly self-centered at this age.
- They will develop a special bond with their favorite furniture, toy, or clothes.
- They will begin to show empathy toward others by attempting to comfort them. They may do this with toys or pets.
- They may have temper tantrums since they are unable to express themselves clearly.
- Your toddler at this age responds to humor much better than before. They laugh and giggle more.
- This is the time when you can explain to them the importance of sharing and taking turns, especially when interacting with other children.
5. Cognitive Skills Development:
Your toddler will remain completely absorbed in their games.
- They may try and solve puzzles with trial and error by practicing the activities constantly. An important activity is using blocks.
- You may find them refusing your assistance in some activities at times.
- They can now recognize the everyday sounds and turn pages of a book.
6. Sleep Patterns:
Your toddler sleeps around 12 hours a day at this age (5).
- They may have given up their daytime nap or may sleep for just a few hours in the afternoon. It is, however, important to keep up the afternoon sleep habit.
- Do not despair if they still get up at night. But try to keep a sleep timetable.
- You must teach them to self-soothe themselves. This will help them fall asleep again easily.
7. Toilet Training:
The average age for potty training is between 18 and 30 months.
- Your toddler may now ask you to change his nappy after getting wet.
- Some toddlers may display discomfort and urge to change nappies frequently. These are all signs and symptoms that they are ready to be trained for potty.
- However, despite this, your toddler may not seem very cooperative while being trained. You must not get upset or get disappointed by regressions. They will develop the habit as they try consistently (6). Do not be aggressive in potty training.
Toddlers undergo different physical, emotional, and social changes between 25 and 27 months. You may find them walking fast, climbing down the stairs, being influenced by others’ food, and naming different objects. At this age, they will also own favorite toys, show empathy, and respond to humor. They may start communicating better and ask you to change their diapers or indicate if they are hurt. Remember that every child achieves these milestones at their own pace. So, don’t worry if your toddler has not learned some skills yet. They will learn them eventually. If you are concerned about something, talk to your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are some behavioral issues a 25- to 27-month-old might have?
Toddlers in the 25–27 months age group may go through many mood swings and emotional changes during this time. These may manifest as temper tantrums and rage, causing them to scream, cry, or hit unintentionally (7). However, there is no need to panic. Be firm as well as loving and flexible.
2. How many words should a 27-month-old say?
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association pediatricians, by 27 months, a baby should be able to learn new words each day and express themselves using two-word sentences (8). However, each child develops at their own pace and should not be compared with others.
Infographic: Toddler Development Between 25 And 27 Months
Wondering if your 27-month-old toddler’s development is on track? Here is an infographic highlighting the signs you should look for in your toddler’s language, motor, and social skills that indicate proper growth.
- Important Milestones: Your Baby By Thirty Months.
- Cara F Dosman et al.; (2012); Evidence-based milestone ages as a framework for developmental surveillance.
- Development milestones – your child at 3 years.
- Eating tips for children (3) – older toddlers.
- Typical sleep behaviour (5) – toddlers 2 to 3 years.
- Toilet Training.
- Emotional development: 2 year olds.
- My son is 27 months old and only speaks about 10 words. What is typical for this age? Should we be worried?