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Child Developmental Milestones Infant-Age 6

  • 3 Months- Motor

    3 Months- Motor
    lift head and chest when lying on his stomach
    turn head
    follow a moving object or person with his eyes
    often hold hands open or loosely fisted
    grasp objects
    wiggle and kick with arms and legs
  • 3 months - sensory and thinking

    3 months - sensory and thinking
    turn head toward bright colors and lights
    turn toward the sound of a human voice
    recognize bottle or breast
    respond to your shaking a rattle or bell
  • 3 months - Language and social skills

    3 months - Language and social skills
    make cooing, gurgling sounds
    smile when smiled at
    communicate hunger, fear, discomfort (through crying or facial expression)
    usually quiet down at the sound of a soothing voice or when held
    anticipate being lifted
    react to "peek-a-boo" games
  • 6 months - Motor

    6 months - Motor
    hold head steady when sitting with your help
    reach for and grasp objects
    play with his toes
    help hold the bottle during feeding
    explore by mouthing and banging objects
    move toys from one hand to another
    shake a rattle
    pull up to a sitting position on her own if you grasp her hands
    sit with only a little support
    sit in a high chair
    roll over
    bounce when held in a standing position
  • 6 months - sensory and thinking

    6 months - sensory and thinking
    open his mouth for the spoon
    imitate familiar actions you perform
  • 6 months - Language and social

    6 months - Language and social
    babble, making almost sing-song sounds
    know familiar faces
    laugh and squeal with delight
    scream if annoyed
    smile at herself in a mirror
  • 12 months - Motor

    12 months - Motor
    drink from a cup with help
    feed herself finger food like raisins or bread crumbs
    grasp small objects by using her thumb and index or forefinger
    use his first finger to poke or point
    put small blocks in and take them out of a container
    knock two blocks together
    sit well without support
    crawl on hands and knees
    pull himself to stand or take steps holding onto furniture
    stand alone momentarily
    walk with one hand held
    cooperate with dressing by offering a foot or an arm
  • 12 months - Sensory and thinking

    12 months - Sensory and thinking
    copy sounds and actions you make
    respond to music with body motion
    try to accomplish simple goals (seeing and then crawling to a toy)
    look for an object she watched fall out of sight (such as a spoon that falls under the table)
  • 12 months - Language and social

    12 months - Language and social
    babble, but it sometimes "sounds like" talking
    say his first word
    recognize family members' names
    try to "talk" with you
    respond to another's distress by showing distress or crying
    show affection to familiar adults
    show mild to severe anxiety at separation from parent
    show apprehension about strangers
    raise her arms when she wants to be picked up
    understand simple commands
  • 18 months - motor

    18 months - motor
    like to pull, push, and dump things
    pull off hat, socks, and mittens
    turn pages in a book
    stack 2 blocks
    carry a stuffed animal or doll
    scribble with crayons
    walk without help
    run stiffly, with eyes on the ground
  • 18 months - Sensory and learning

    18 months - Sensory and learning
    identify an object in a picture book
    laugh at silly actions (as in wearing a bowl as a hat)
    look for objects that are out of sight
    put a round lid on a round pot
    follow simple 1-step directions
    solve problems by trial and error
  • 18 months - Language and social

    18 months - Language and social
    say 8-10 words you can understand
    look at a person who is talking to him
    ask specifically for her mother or father
    use "hi," "bye," and "please," with reminders
    protest when frustrated
    ask for something by pointing or by using one word
    direct another's attention to an object or action
    become anxious when separated from parent(s)
    seek attention
    bring toys to share with parentact out a familiar activity in play (as in pretending to take a bath)
    play alone on the floor with toys
    compete with other
  • 2 years - Motor Skills

    2 years - Motor Skills
    drink from a straw
    feed himself with a spoon
    help in washing hands
    put arms in sleeves with helpbuild a tower of 3-4 blocks
    toss or roll a large ball
    open cabinets, drawers, boxes
    operate a mechanical toy
    bend over to pick up a toy and not fall
    walk up steps with help
    take steps backward
  • 2 years - sensory and thinking skills

    2 years - sensory and thinking skills
    like to take things apart
    explore surroundings
    point to 5-6 parts of a doll when asked
  • 2 years - Language and Social Skills

    2 years - Language and Social Skills
    have a vocabulary of several hundred words
    use 2-3 word sentences
    say names of toys
    ask for information about an object (asks, "Shoe?" while pointing to shoe box)
    hum or try to sing
    listen to short rhymes
    like to imitate parents
    sometimes get angry and have temper tantrums
    act shy around strangers
    comfort a distressed friend or parent
    take turns in play with other children
    treat a doll or stuffed animal as though it were alive
    apply pretend action to others (as in pretending to feed a doll)
    show
  • 3 to 4 year olds - Movement

    3 to 4 year olds - Movement
    Hops and stands on one foot up to five seconds
    Goes upstairs and downstairs without support
    Kicks ball forward
    Throws ball overhand
    Catches bounced ball most of the time
    Moves forward and backward with agility
  • 3 to 4 year olds - Hand and Finger Skills

    3 to 4 year olds - Hand and Finger Skills
    Copies square shapes
    Draws a person with two to four body parts
    Uses scissors
    Draws circles and squares
    Begins to copy some capital letters
  • 3 to 4 year olds - Language

    3 to 4 year olds - Language
    Understands the concepts of “same” and “different”
    Has mastered some basic rules of grammar
    Speaks in sentences of five to six words
    Speaks clearly enough for strangers to understand
    Tells stories
  • 3 to 4 year olds - Cognitive Skills

    3 to 4 year olds - Cognitive Skills
    Correctly names some colors
    Understands the concept of counting and may know a few numbers
    Approaches problems from a single point of view
    Begins to have a clearer sense of time
    Follows three-part commands
    Recalls parts of a story
    Understands the concept of same/different
    Engages in fantasy play
  • 3 to 4 year olds - Social and Emotional

    3 to 4 year olds - Social and Emotional
    Interested in new experiences
    Cooperates with other children
    Plays “Mom” or “Dad”
    Increasingly inventive in fantasy play
    Dresses and undresses
    Negotiates solutions to conflicts
    More independent
    Imagines that many unfamiliar images may be “monsters”
    Views self as a whole person involving body, mind, and feelings
    Often cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality
  • 4 to 5 year olds - Movement

    4 to 5 year olds - Movement
    Stands on one foot for ten seconds or longer
    Hops, somersaults
    Swings, climbs
    May be able to skip
  • 4 to 5 year olds - Hand and Finger Skills

    4 to 5 year olds - Hand and Finger Skills
    Copies triangle and other geometric patterns
    Draws person with body
    Prints some letters
    Dresses and undresses without assistance
    Uses fork, spoon, and (sometimes) a table knife
    Usually cares for own toilet needs
  • 4 to 5 year olds - Language Skills

    4 to 5 year olds - Language Skills
    Recalls part of a story
    Speaks sentences of more than five words
    Uses future tense
    Tells longer stories
    Says name and address
  • 4 to 5 year olds - Cognitive Skills

    4 to 5 year olds - Cognitive Skills
    Can count ten or more objects
    Correctly names at least four colors
    Better understands the concept of time
    Knows about things used every day in the home (money, food, appliances)
  • 4 to 5 year olds - Social and Emotional

    4 to 5 year olds - Social and Emotional
    Wants to please friends
    Wants to be like her friends
    More likely to agree to rules
    Likes to sing, dance, and act
    Shows more independence and may even visit a next-door neighbor by herself
    Aware of sexuality
    Able to distinguish fantasy from reality
    Sometimes demanding, sometimes eagerly cooperative
  • 3 to 6 years - Physical

    3 to 6 years - Physical
    Is able to dress and undress selfHas refined coordination and is learning many new skillsIs very active and likes to do things like climb, hop, skip and do stunts"At the start of early childhood, the brain has attained about 50% of itsadult weight. By the time children are 6, it has grown to 90% of its full weight (Cole et al, 2005; Huttenlocher, 1994)
  • 3 to 6 years - Emotional and Social

    3 to 6 years - Emotional and Social
    Develops capacity to share and take turnsPlays cooperatively with peersIs developing some independence and self-relianceIs developing ethnic and gender identitiesLearning to distinguish between reality and fantasyLearning to make connections and distinctions between feelings, thoughtsand actions
  • 3 to 6 year olds - Cognitive

    3 to 6 year olds - Cognitive