Child development in 2 years 9 months
Soon your baby will be 3 years old, the pre-school (nursery) age gradually comes to an end, which is replaced by preschool. During this time, the child has grown significantly and learned a lot. He learns looking at you.
The growth rate of a child in 2 years is not as intense as in the first year of life, but in this year of life the baby adds about 2.5 kg, and grows by 7-8 cm.
According to centile tables of distribution of mass and body length in children, the average indicators are:
The average body weight of the child is 2 years 9 months
Average length of the child’s body in 2 years 9 months
The small muscles of the hands and fingers, mimic muscles continue to develop actively. The muscles of the limbs and back are well developed.
By this age, the baby has a full set of baby teeth (total of 20).
The work of many organs and body systems is reconstructed to a new, more adult level.
Neuropsychological development of the child in 2 years 9 months
The child already has many skills, likes to exercise independence, is very active and curious.
In 2 years 9 months the child quickly walks, runs, overcomes small obstacles. Knows how to go down and climb the stairs. He walks on a narrow board. Jumps on two legs, crouches, gets up and walks on socks. Can crawl under an obstacle.
At 2 years 9 months, you need to visit a pediatrician. The doctor will measure the height, weight of the child, assess whether its physical parameters and age skills are appropriate. If necessary, give recommendations on nutrition, gymnastics, tempering the baby.
No tests and preventive vaccinations for a healthy child at this age are required.
At this age it is recommended to play with the baby in active and active games. It can be games for different kinds of movement - walking, running, jumping, throwing, crawling, climbing and others. It is especially interesting for the kid when the games are held in the form of competitions. At the end of which, the winner receives a prize.
Also, the kid continues to occupy role-playing and story games (in the store, doctor, policeman, teacher, builder and others).
Useful for a child at this age are joint business matters. Kids love to help. Bake, cook together, load the washing machine, wipe the floor, sweep, wash the dishes. In doing so, do not forget to praise the child for his help and diligence.
For the development of speech it is useful to read books. During the reading, ask questions to the child, so you will understand whether the child catches the plot.
Love and listen to your baby. The child does not have a simple age, he learns a lot of new things, he learns to build relationships with the world around him and people, and parents are his guides and support. Have enough patience and remember that you set an example for your baby so let him see more good and love.