Ages and Stages 25 to 36 months

Child Developmental Topics

25 to 36 months

Developing motor skills

Our young tamaiti is growing bigger and stronger and becoming more co-ordinated. Their large motor skills and abilities will continue to improve as they use their big muscles for running, jumping, thr...

25 to 36 months

Developing social skills

At this stage our tamaiti is becoming more interested in playing with other children. Younger children will play in parallel, watching what each other is doing. Now they’ll begin to interact more an...

25 to 36 months

Language and communication skills

During this stage our tamaiti will be communicating more. They will continue to understand a lot more than they can say, but their expressive language (what they can say) will be increasing.As well as...

25 to 36 months

Learning about emotions

Young children may feel stress as a result of fear and other unpleasant emotional experiences. When this happens too often, it can have a negative effect on their brain development. A child’s stress...

25 to 36 months

Maths learning

Between the ages of 2 and 3 children develop their memory for the ways things are done and the order in which they happen. This is known as the process, and it is an important aspect of early maths le...

25 to 36 months

Self Care

With their growing skills and abilities, young children between the ages of 2–3 years want to do more and more by and for themselves. They are likely to want to dress and feed themselves, and to sho...

Maori language content 25 to 36 months

In every Whakatipu booklet there is a Kaitiaki pēpi section which explores aspects of tikanga Māori and how it relates to this stage of child development.The Kaitiaki pēpi topics are listed in the...