Is almost 3 years old!!
We have just under a month until November 7th when Annika turns 3!!
Annika has been pretending to read my copy of What to Expect the Toddler Years so I thought I'd take a look at it to see if she's hit all her milestones.
By 3 years old your toddler should be able to:
identify 4 pictures by naming
Oh yes, we have this one down, she can name way more than 4 pictures
wash and dry hands
yes and she even knows when she's supposed to wash them (like in the restroom)
identify a friend by naming
she's currently in love with the neighbor's son and the little boy that lives one more door down, she can identify both of them, their mother's and the one little boy's sister. She can also identify almost all of my family.
throw a ball overhand
yep, she throws hard too, trust me, I know...
speak and be understood half the time
Josh and I can typically understand her 90% of the time but I would say that strangers and family that we don't see often understand her about 50% of the time
carry on a conversation of 2 or 3 sentences
yes, she does this with me in the afternoons in the car a lot!
now it's bad that I had to look up to see what a preposition was but yes, she does use them even though her mother couldn't remember what they were!!
Also she should be able to:
use 2 adjectives
put on a t-shirt
Yes to all 3! She's a great jumper! She can do a normal t-shirt but some of her dressier shirts she does have issues with sometimes.
May possibly be able to :
balance on each foot for 2 seconds
I tested her on this one, she can balance much longer without any issues
describe the use of 2 objects
I tested her again, fork is for eating and sneakers are for running :-)
May even be able to:
copy a circle
Yes and a few other shapes too.
prepare a bowl of cereal
well, we don't eat cereal really but I have taught her how to go into the fridge, get out the milk and pour herself a cup, so I guess that counts!
dress without any help
like I said earlier, dressier shirts with buttons she can't do, everything else she can
identify 4 colors
she can identify a lot more than 4, today she did red, pink, green, orange, brown, black, purple, yellow, blue, gray
So yay!! She's hit all her milestones for a 3 year old!! Now we just need to have her party in a few weeks :-)