1. Points to objects and names them:
A 20-month-old should be able to point to objects and say their names. This involves both physical and cognitive skills, as the child must be able to see the object, understand what they are looking at, and then say the name of the object.
2. Knows own sex:
A 20-month-old should know their own sex. This usually means that the child has been exposed to different types of clothing and has been told what gender they are.
3. Shows interest in books:
A 20-month-old should show an interest in books. This may include looking at pictures, pointing at objects, or even trying to turn the pages.
4. Copies shapes:
A 20-month-old should be able to copy shapes. This includes things like drawing a circle or a square correctly.
5. Pours from a pitcher:
A 20-month-old should be able to pour from a pitcher. This involves understanding how gravity works and using fine motor skills to control the pouring motion.
6. Sorts by color and shape:
A 20-month-old should be able to sort items by color and shape. This involves understanding what colors and shapes are, and being able to differentiate between them.
7. Understands simple instructions:
A 20-month-old should understand simple instructions. This usually means following one or two step commands, like "Bring me your toy car." or "Please give me your cup."
8. Drinks from a cup with a straw:
A 20-month-old should be able to drink from a cup with a straw. This requires the child to have the coordination and strength to control the movement of the straw, as well as the ability to suck fluid through it.
9. Draws a line connecting two points:
A 20-month-old should be able to draw a line connecting two points. This involves using fine motor skills to control a pencil or crayon, as well as understanding spatial relationships.
10. Eats with utensils:
A 20-month-old should be able to eat with utensils. This means using a fork and spoon correctly, and being able to hold them in the correct position.