Young children in their toddler years learn through their senses and physical exploration. They develop many new physical skills such as kicking a ball, climbing, walking and running. They enjoy finger play activities, spontaneous scribbling, and will demonstrate independence in wanting to complete tasks such as feeding themselves and washing hands on their own.
At 2 years old, they develop thinking and problem-solving skills in new dynamic ways, such as looking for items hidden under covers. They are able to sort shapes and colours and enjoy pretend play. Young children learn to mimic others and say 2-3 word sentences with words like ‘I’, ‘me’, and ‘yes’.