• Newborn
    Brings hands to her mouth
    Cries to communicate needs
    Responds to your touch and voice
    Looks at bold patterns and bright objects

    1 Month Milestones

    Hands are mostly closed and fisted
    Makes beginning cooing sounds
    Develops an early bond with you
    Shows interest and fascination in things

    2 Month Milestones
    Turns head from side to side
    Makes cooing sounds when you talk
    Develops a social smile
    Shows interest in surroundings

    4 Month Milestones
    Waves her arms and kicks her legs
    Enjoys talking to you and coos back
    Gets excited when she hears you
    Shows interest and fascination in a toy

    6 Month Milestones
    Rolls over in both directions
    Begins to sit with a little help
    Coos, babbles, squeals, laughs
    Knows familiar faces & begins to know if someone is a stranger
    Uses hands and mouth to explore the world
    Transfers objects from hand to hand

    9 Month Milestones
    Sits well without support
    Creeps or crawls
    Holds 2 objects at the same time
    Responds to own name
    Makes sounds like "dada", "mama", "baba"
    Shows feelings by smiling, crying, pointing

    12 Month Milestones
    Pulls to stand, walks holding onto furniture
    Uses simple gestures, like shaking head "no" or waving "bye-bye"
    Says "mama" and "dada"
    Shows preference for certain people and toys
    Imitates gestures, sounds and actions
    Puts objects in and out of containers

    18 Month Milestones
    Walks alone; begins to run
    Says three or more single words
    Tries new things with familiar adults nearby
    Points to one body part
    Scribbles with a crayon or pencil
    Shows interest in other children

    2 Year Milestones
    Kicks a ball forward
    Walks up and down stairs holding on
    Points to things or pictures in a book when named
    Uses 2 or 3 words together
    Plays briefly beside other children
    Builds towers of 4 or more blocks

    3 Year Milestones
    Climbs and runs well
    Builds with blocks; a tower of 6 blocks
    Uses 3 word sentences
    Shows concern and affection for others
    Plays make-believe with dolls, animals, and people
    Does puzzles with 3 to 4 pieces

    4 Year Milestones
    Catches a bounced ball most of the time
    Tells stories and recalls parts of stories
    Plays cooperatively with other children
    Copies simple shapes
    Understands the concept of "same" & "different"
    Follows instructions with 2 or 3 steps

    5 Year Milestones
    Hops; may be able to skip
    Speaks clearly in sentences of five or more words
    Counts 10 or more objects
    Draws a person with at least 6 body parts
    Wants to please friends and wants to be like friends