The toddler years are rigorous and exciting, for both children and parents. They are also important foundational years in your child’s cognitive, emotional, and physical development. Squink Games has done extensive research on these milestones and addressed many of them in the Gummies Playground educational adventure.

We’ve used preschool curricula and consulted closely with a 20-year veteran of early children’s education to ensure we present milestones appropriately and support learning in a positive manner that reinforces the lessons taught. Some of the milestones we’ve addressed are listed below:

2 Years Old

  • Scribbles spontaneously
  • Points to object or picture when it’s named
  • Recognizes names of familiar objects
  • Follows simple instructions
  • Begins to sort by shapes and colors
  • Says several single words, simple phrases, and two-to-four word sentences
  • Imitates behavior of others
  • Begins make-believe play
  • Demonstrates increasing independance
  • Repeats words they’ve overheard

3 Years Old

  • Draws circles and squares
  • Copies some capital letters
  • Understands the concepts of “same” and “different”
  • Speaks in sentences of five to six words
  • Tells stories
  • Correctly names some colors
  • May know a few numbers
  • Follows three-part commands
  • Engages in fantasy play
  • Interested in new experiences
  • Cooperates with other children
  • Approaches problems with a single point of view

4 Years Old

  • Names more colors, numbers, and letters
  • Understands the concept of counting
  • Starts to understand time
  • Remembers parts of a story
  • Further understands the concepts of “same” and “different”
  • Tells you what he thinks is going to happen next in a book
  • May spell simple words
  • Begins learning to write their name