What happens at my two year maternal and child health visit?
At this visit, your toddler's growth, health and development will be reviewed and kindergarten enrolment will be discussed. You will also be asked to answer My Health, Learning and Development – green book. It is under the Parents' Evaluation of Development Status (PEDS) section. Try to complete these questions before your visit.
This visit will focus on:
Remember, you and your nurse can talk about other issues or concerns if they arise.
Tip sheets for this visit
What is my toddler doing at this key age and stage?
At this key age and stage, your child is learning to become independent. They love to share their interests and enjoyment with family, friends and people in the community.
They might be:
- Copying you – like sweeping the floor
- Dressing up or pretending
- Beginning to use two to three word sentences
- Having tantrums to express frustration or strong emotions
What to tell your nurse
Please tell the nurse if your toddler is:
- NOT coming to you for affection or comfort
- NOT understanding
- NOT putting any words together
- NOT enjoying pretend play
- NOT running.
Activity ideas for this key age and stage
Try some of these ideas to help your toddler learn and develop:
- Talk about everyday things
- Play outside and talk to them about what they are doing
- Take them to the local park, library or playgroup
- Sing and dance with them
- Encourage them to turn the pages of books and talk to them about what they see.
How often should I visit?
You will be asked to see your maternal and child health nurse at 10 key ages and stages in your child’s health, learning and development. These include:
Families can access the service at other times by telephone or through a centre visit. Most centres offer a range of times when families can access the service. They typically operate through scheduled appointments, open consultation sessions and some after-hours appointments.
Where to get help
This page has been produced in consultation with and approved by:
Maternal and Child Health and Parenting
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