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A 32-Month-Old Toddler's Development (2 Years, 8-Month-Old)

You 32-month-old toddler will be celebrating her 3rd birthday soon. Learn about the growth and developments which are expected in your toddler at this stage.
Your little one is now approaching her 3rd birthday. It is amazing to see how fast she has grown over the years. She has now developed a stronger grip and can easily hold a pen or pencil. You may see her painting plenty of dots, circles and trying out as many actions possible.
Apart from this, you may also find her dressing up herself. She may become capable of putting up the zip now. Her coordination skills have become much better than before and the dexterity that she has attained has now enabled her to use a spoon independently as well.
Here we shall take a look at some of the other growth and developments that you can expect this month:

Learning Skills in Toddlers

You can expect her to learn alphabets now if you try. She should also be able to count till 3 and can also say if she is a girl.
She may start using proposition words like over, in or on at this age. She can also comprehend the meaning of short stories. You can now expect her to be more attentive towards the story you are reading out. However, you may find her interrupting you with questions while you are reading out.

Communication Skills in Toddlers

Her crying will reduce, as she shall be able to communicate effectively with you now. Again, she may start developing fear of certain objects or places. She might be scared of the dark and this might increase her chances of nightmares.

Interactions and Play Times for Toddlers

It is normal if you find her talking to her imaginary friends. She shall develop an image of her friend, who shall be with her all the time. However, she may still not like the idea of sharing her belongings with others. You can at this stage expect her to understand the meaning of sharing now.
Your toddler shall now look forward to a day that is full of interactive games, active play, outdoor times, quite play and pretend play. She shall be mastering plenty of her skills while playing.

Head Banging in Toddlers

If you see her banging her head, it is pretty common among toddlers of this age. Head banging generally results out of plenty of reasons. It can be a way she is testing her strength or she may be highly overwhelmed or stimulated. Head banging also helps her release her stress that might have resulted from ear infection.
Apart from these causes, it can also be a way of garnering your attention. You need to ignore it as long as possible. She shall outgrow this behaviour by the time she turns 4. However, you need to consult with your doctor if it still persists.

Motor Skills Developments in a 32-Month-Old-Toddler

She must have fine tuned her motor skills by now. You may find her building an 8 blocks tower. She will also be able to balance it for few seconds.
Apart from this, you may also encourage her to participate in simple kitchen chores, where she can mix some ingredients for you.

Sleeping in Bed

Your toddler shall be ready to sleep on a bed at night now. She may be fully toilet trained by now, or maybe she shall need some more time to be comfortable with the habit. If she is not yet trained well, you may continue using diapers at night.
Since, she has matured a bit over the years; you can expect her to participate in more complex activities. With your guidance and support, she shall be able to conquer further unchartered territories. So, make sure you have plenty of time for your little one.

What changes are expected in 32-month-old toddler? What communication development is expected at 32 months? What motor skills development is expected from in a 32-month-old toddler? Discuss here.

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