Development Milestones

  • Piaget's Sensorimotor birth-2years

    Children through their senses and own actions
  • Physical Development 12-18 months

    Turns several pages of a book at a time
    Picks up small objects with thumb and forefinger
    Moves objects from hand to hand
    May walk alone or while holding a caregiver's hand
    Sits down with help
    Slides down stairs backwards, one step at a time
  • Self feeding One years old

    Children eat finger foods like slices of bananas. Avoid hard foods like raw carrots. They start to use a spoon to eat with, and start to drinking out of a sippy cup
  • Emotional Developments 18 months

    They may have become Self-centered.
    They begin doing the opposite of what you ask of them.
    They will have a desire for independence.
    They get very frustrated.
    They will get temper tantrums at different times.
  • Social Patterns 18months

    The closest relationships are with family.
    Caretakers should often take the child to a playground or a child center to get them social with other people and children, that aren't family.
    Around this age children often engage in Parallel play, which means playing near but not with the other child.
    They seem to treat other people more as objects than as human beings.
  • Social Development 1 year

    Plays alone but often near others
    Dislikes sharing toys
    Desires approval
    Fears some strangers
  • Intellentual Development 1 year

    Begins to put two words together
    Names common object and people
    Understand "no" but ignores
    Finds hidden objects
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  • Physical Development 18-24 months

    Stacks from two to four blocks
    Grasps crayons with a fist and scribbles
    Walks well
    Jumps in place
    Climbs up or down one stair
    Pull toys with wheels
  • Physical Development 2-2half years

    Stacks six blocks
    Turns one page of a book at a time
    Picks up objects from the floor without losing balance
    Walks with more coordination and confidence
    Jumps off the bottom step
    Pushes self on sheeled toys
  • Self Feeding two years old

    Often feed themselves and start to learn how to use a fork, but often take a longer time to eat. They should start to eat with the rest of the family.
  • Emotional Development Two years

    The child expresses love and affection freely and seeks approval and praise.
    They are easlier to reason with.
  • Social Patterns 2 years

    They are good at understanding and interacting with their main caregivers.
    They can read the caregivers moods and gauge what kind of behavior the caregiver is likely to accept.
    They normally find it fun to play with someone else. They kind of understand the meaning of sharing or taking turns.
  • Social Development 2 years

    Engages in parallel play
    PLays simple games with others
    Bosses other children
    Says "please" if prompted
  • Piaget's Preoperational 2-7 years

    Children think in terms of their own activities and what they perceive at the moment.
  • Intellectual Development 2years

    Uses two- to three-word sentences
    Knows about 500 words
    Follows simple directions
    Identifies colors
  • Physical Development 2half-3 years

    Stacks eight blocks
    Screws lids on and off containers
    Draws circles and horizontal and vertical lines
    Alternates feet going up stairs but not going down
    Runs but may not be able to stop smoothly
    Throws a ball overhead but inaccurately
  • Emotional Development 2half years

    Not as easily distracted as they were at 18 months.
    They may feel overwhelmed.
    Their frustration becomes anger.
  • Social Patterns 2half years

    The child refuses to do anything at all for one person, while happily doing almost anything another person asks.
    They begin to learn about rights of others.
    They begin responding to the idea of fairness.
    Social play is still parallel and works best with only two children.
  • Physical Development 3-4 years

    Stacls nine or ten blocks
    Cuts with scissors
    Draws recognizable pictures
    Jumps up and down in place with both feet
    Catches a ball with arms straight
    Rides a tricycle
  • Self feeding three years old

    They are successful in using a spoon and fork. They also have a full set of primary teeth, to chew foods with no problem such as with meat and other tough foods.
  • Emotional Development 3 years

    Generally a happy child who is very eager to help.
    They are more willing to take directions from others.
    They like to talk more at this age.
    They also respond when others are speaking to them.
  • Social Patterns 3 years

    They begin cooperative play, which means they're actually playing with one another.
    Parents and other caregivers and still very important to them.
    They normally seek friends on their own.
  • Social Development 3 years

    Takes part in brief group activities (cooperative play)
    Takes turns
    Likes to help
    Shows affection
  • Intellectual Development 3years

    Uses longer sentences
    Knows about 900 words
    Foloows two-part directions
    Sorts by color and shape
  • Emotional Development 3half years

    A child is often bothered by fears.
    Child may experence fears such as: being afraid of the dark, monsters, strangers, and load noises.
    They may start habits sucha as: thumb sucking or nail biting.
  • Social Patterns 3half years

    Their play becomes more complex and includes more conversation.
    Disagreements with playmates occur less often.
    They realize that they must share toys and accept some things they don't like in order to along with friends