Infancy and childhood

  • Born

    Baby is born weighing on average 7.3 pounds and 20 inches long
  • New born reflexes

    Newborns have the ability to see, hear, smell, and respond.
  • Reflexes

    Newborns have the grasping reflex, (The response to the touch of your palm) the rooting reflex, (If touched anyone near the mouth the new born will turn his head toward it) and many other reflexes. These reflexes develop through the first two years of life. They start shortly after birth.
  • Perceptual development

    New borns have mature perception skills. They prefer to see human faces and backgrounds. They benefit from being touched by their parents.
  • Lift head

    A baby will begin to lift its head at 3 months old.
  • Telegraphic speech

    At the age of two children speak sentences but leave words and grammar out.
  • Smiling

    Babies will start smiling at 4 months old.
  • Depth perception

    At the age of six months infants gain depth perception.
  • Grasping

    Infants develop grasping at 5 to 6 months of life
  • Babbling

    Within the first year new borns babble and make cooking noises
  • Crawling

    At 8 to 10 months babies begin to crawl.
  • Repeating sounds

    Late in the first year babies babble sounds that sound more like a language that the child hears.
  • Walking

    Babies bagan to walk about a year after birth.
  • Using sounds as symbols

    Near the beginning of the second year babies use sounds as symbols. The words are incomplete
  • Vocabulary

    At the end of two years, babies have a vocabulary bank of 500 to 1500 words.
  • Growth of Grammar

    From the age of 3 and on children acquire more grammatical knowledge and speak more complex sentences.