Physical Development

  • First month

    Lifts head & turns it from one side to another when placed on stomach
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    Months of Development

  • Second Month

    -Makes little sounds
    -responds to more sounds and different pitches of voice
  • Third Month

    Third Month
    -Opens and closes hands
    -holds head steadily when held up
    -swipes at objects
    -brings hands together
  • Fourth Month, Feb.2011

    -Shows preference for red and blue over yellow
    -may begin to use vowels and consin consonants in babbling
    -grasps rattle
    -puts hands in mouth
    -rolls from stomach to back
  • Fifth Month

    -reaches out and grabs toys
    -turns head in direction of sound
    -know positive speech from unhappy speech
  • Sixth Month

    Sixth Month
    -Passes a block from one hand to the other
    -puts objects to mouth with hand
    -may begin creeping
    -recognizes basic sound of native language
  • Seventh Month

    -rolls over both ways
    -sits up steadily
    -stands with assistance
    -can follow a path of moving objects with eyes
  • Eighth Month

    Eighth Month
    -pulls self up to standing
    -bangs blocks together
    -looks at objects with sustained attention
  • Ninth Month

    -Uses index finger to poke
    -Puts objects in containers
    -leans forward to pick up toy
    -Notices small objects
  • Tenth Month

    -Crawls well
    -Can put objects
    -uses index finger to start pointing
  • Eleventh Month

    -walks while holding onto furniture or crib rails for support
    -uses gestures like shaking head for no
    -releases objects intentionally
    -grasps with thumbs and forefinger
  • Twelvth Month

    Twelvth Month
    -May walk a few steps alone
    -stands alone for short time
    -holds and drinks from cup