Intellectual Development: Your Baby at 2 Months

Intellectual Development means being able to think creatively and abstractly, to pay attention, solve problems and develop keen judgement along with a lifelong readiness to learn. Even at this early age your baby's mind is actively thinking and trying to understand the world around him

Typical Skills

  • Gurgles, coos and squeals
  • Shows responsiveness to touch and to oral and visual stimulation
  • Stares at surroundings or attractive large, moving objects from several feet; moving or contoured objects hold his attention longer
  • Clearly discriminates voices, people, tastes, proximity and object size
  • Recognizes a few objects, for example, a bottle or rattle

Emerging Skills

  • Repeats actions for his own sake
  • Holds onto objects briefly as his voluntary grasp replaces reflex grasp
  • Begins to look at his hands as objects for examination
  • Starts to associate people with behaviour, for example, mother and feeding
  • Begins to sense that hands and feet are extensions of himself with limits and opportunities

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