Attwo years development stage, a child tends to develop a masteryability that allows them to grasp adequately all that they have beentaught. The stage enhances their cognitive development as well astheir participation within the social environment. For example,during the pay activity block games, a child can actively explore asense of creativity. The two year old learns to identify, discoverand understand his/her ability within their social environment. Thetoddler can learn and communicate his desires during the play (HelpMe Grow MN, 2013).During the game, the social and emotional developmental level takesplace the child learns to play with other children his age. Theability enhances friendship and cooperation with others during play.It also enables the child to practice sharing. A gross motor skill Iobserve is his ability to throw tantrums at any slight provocation orin the desire to have his way.

Yes,there are indications of retained or lingering reflexes. Thecognitive development of a child at this stage is very fragile asthey tend to imitate the different activities they see within theirenvironment. Therefore, lack of adequate guidance from the child’sparents might encourage this particular behavior to prolong. Oneessential fine motor skill that I can observe is the balance reactionof the youngster. He begins to walk and run around moving away froman obstacle. He also walks down the stairs with the support of therail or holding onto his parents hands. Therefore, by presenting thechild with bricks to build the objects of his desire, it is evidentfrom the video that the pay is being used as a means to an outcome.That is, through block building, parents can adequately two year oldscognitive and social development as well as a sense of creativity.

Thatis, mainly through the ability of the play activity to trigger asense of creativity, motion, social and emotional development withinthe two year old.


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