Baby is bornBaby is born.
12-18 MonthsTurns several pages of a book at one time
Can pick up small objects using thumb and forefinger
Moves objects from one hand to another
May walk alone or walk while holding someone's hand
sits without any help
slides down stairs one at a time
12-18 monthsThe toddler discovers new ways to make the same thing happen or to meet the same goal. They start naming familiar people, objects, body parts, and pictures. Points at things he or she wants. Imitates people and animal sounds. Can scribble on a paper.
18-24 MonthsStarts stacking up to four blocks.
Scribbles with crayons.
Jumping in place.
Can climb up or down one stair.
Starts using push and pull toys.
18-24 MonthsBegin to express their feelings and emotions.
Can follow simple directions, but with a short attention span. Uses three or more words at a time and begin to memorize rhymes. Can join in on singing simple songs. They begin to think about doing things before they do it.
2-2.5 YearsStacks up to 6 blocks.
Can turn one page of a book at a time.
Picks things up without losing balance.
Walks more gracefully.
Jumps off the bottom step.
Pushes themselves on wheeled toys, such as a tricycle
2-2.5 YearsThey begin to express themselves and follow simple directions, but with a very short attention span. They can use three or more words together at one time. They begin to memorize short rhymes. Begins to use objects as other objects when playing. They can join in simple songs. They have trouble making choices, but they want to make choices and start to think before they speak or act.
2.5-3 YearsCan stack up to 8 blocks
Screws lids on and off of containers
can draw circles
alternates feet going up stairs, not down
Runs, sometimes clumsily.
can throw a ball over their head.