Your Child at 24 to 36 Months

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Between 24 and 36 months, your child will transition from the crib to a bed, begin toilet training, and have a vocabulary of around 900 words.

It is also the time when your child is beginning to realize that he or she is an independent person from you, and wants to express his or her free will—largely by opposing you.

In the next year your child will learn to:

  • Throw and kick a ball
  • Zip and unzip
  • Help put things away
  • Drink from a cup without spilling
  • Pull off and begin to put on clothing
  • Jump in place and walk on tiptoes
  • Call them self by their own name
  • Have a vocabulary of 900 words or more
  • Point and name their own body parts when asked
  • Use phrases and 3 to 5 word sentences
  • Initiate their own play activities
  • Want routines to always be the same
  • Observe other children at play and join in
  • Have a hard time sharing things


If you have concerns about your child's development, contact Early On at 1-800-EarlyOn or 1-800-327-5966.

Learning to read and write in school depends on the blending of many skills—skills that grow as children interact with and explore their world in the early years.

There are many things you can do as a parent to encourage your child's development in reading and writing.

First Steps Towards Reading & Writing

At some point in the next year, your child will begin to use the toilet independently.

Many parents wonder if their child is ready. Baby Center has a checklist that can help you decide if you and your child are ready. The website also offers tips and ideas to make the transition smoothly.

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ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX CoordinatorADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311