Play 2 to 3 years

Your child will probably still play with some of her existing toys although the ways in which she plays with them may be different. She may continue to play with building blocks, but instead of piling them on top of each other will use them as part of a larger project: she may use them to make the wall for an imaginary house.

During this third year your child will want to imitate the way you behave and the way you look. Manipulation skills will be improved, so larger jigsaw puzzles and more challenging puzzles will be popular.

Imitative games

As part of her imitation of the adults around her, your child will create a little world of her own. You don’t need to buy a playhouse for her to do this. A couple of chairs or a small ...

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