Two-Year-Old Children (24 to 35 Months)

Take a virtual tour of our gross motor skills room.

The Brigance is a developmental screening that provides a useful snapshot of a child’s development at a particular point in time. Quick, accurate screens that measure mastery of early development and academic skills can serve as the first step in assessing a child’s school readiness. Educators also use screening to readily identify potential developmental delays and giftedness, and to plan for interventions. The screening tools address the domains of Physical Development, Language Development, Academic Skills/Cognitive Development, and Self-help and Social-Emotional Skills. The domains and skills that we assess for two-year-old children are listed below. Please note that these are not inclusive to the learning in the classroom and all of the Ohio Learning Standards are embedded in daily instruction.

Social and Emotional Skills

  • Regulates own emotions and behavior
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with adults and peers
  • Participates cooperatively and constructively in group settings

Self-Help Skills

  • Shows interest and develops mastery of toileting skills
  • Improves dressing skills (can manipulate clothing)

Language Development

  • Identifies parts of the body and everyday objects
  • Knows the use of objects
  • Uses two and three word phrases

Physical Development

  • Develops and improves gross motor skills in the areas of jumping, balancing, and tiptoeing
  • Develops and improves fine motor skills from not purposeful to purposeful and controlled scribbles
  • Holds crayon with thumb and fingers (not fist)
  • Builds towers with 2-6 blocks

Academic/Cognitive Development

  • Repeats sentences of 3-4 syllables
  • Understands concepts of number and size
  • Matches colors and shapes