Educational Materials for 2 Year Well Visit

The topics listed below are based on American Academy of Pediatrics national recommendations about the kinds of things that are important to discuss or get more information about for children your child's age.

Click on the info to get education and tips from pediatric health care experts about each topic.

Promoting language development:

Words and phrases your child uses and understands More Info
Importance of using simple words, asking simple questions, and repeating what you heard from your child More Info
Ways to read to your child that promote his language development More Info

How you and your family are doing:

Your child and family:

Getting help for times when it may be hard to meet your family's basic needs, like food, clothing, and housing More Info
Ways to take care of yourself so you can care for your child More Info
Domestic violence; do you feel safe at home? More Info
How tobacco, alcohol, or drug use in the home impacts my child More Info
Finding ways to stay connected and hopeful as a family during stressful times More Info

Your child’s health and behavior:

Behaviors to expect in the next few months More Info
Your child’s moods and emotions More Info
Ways to guide and discipline your child More Info
Giving your child choices between 2 options More Info
How your child reacts in new situations More Info
Playgroups and how your child gets along with others More Info
Issues related to preschool More Info

Toilet training:

Signs your child is ready to potty train More Info
Helping your child potty train More Info
Importance of teaching your child to wash his own hands after using the toilet and before meals More Info

TV watching and physical activity:

Limiting TV and digital media to 1 hour and how too much impacts your child's development More Info
Importance of outside family activities that involve playing, walking, running or playing chase More Info

Your child's safety:

Preventing injuries indoors and outdoors More Info
Installing a car seat correctly/when to use a booster seat More Info
Setting a positive example for your child by always using your seat belt More Info
Importance of your child wearing a helmet More Info
Gun safety in your home and places where your child visits More Info