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Child Development Information

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Child Development Information

  1. 1. Developmental Stages At this age most children will be able to... www.1800EarlyOn.org 1-800-327-5966 www.ProjectFindMichigan.org 1-800-252-0052 one • Raise head slightly off floor or bed, when lying fifteen • Walk without support month months on stomach • Stack 3 blocks • Hold head up momentarily when supported • Use 5 or 6 words • Briefly watch and follow objects with eyes • Vocalize – voice up and down like • Avoid mildly annoying sensations (placement conversation (jargon) of cloth on face) • Partially feed self with a spoon or fingers • Make some “noise in throat” sounds • Find a hidden toy under a cover two • Hold head erect, bobbing when supported in eighteen • Walk well months months sitting position • Climb up or down one stair • Imitate or respond with occasional smile to • Walk backwards pulling a toy smiling person • Make marks with crayon on paper • Follow moving person with eyes • Partially feed self with a spoon • Vocalize • Use 5 to 10 words two • Move both legs and arms equally well three • Lift head and chest when lying on stomach years • Kick large ball • Turn pages of a book months • Show vigorous body movement • Imitate housework • Show improved head control • Ask for items by name • Recognize breast or bottle • Recognize familiar pictures – know if it is • Coo – chuckle upside down four • Use 2 or 3 words together, such as “more juice” three • Have good head control months • Roll from side to side • Begin reaching • Walk up stairs years • Laugh aloud • Stand momentarily on one foot • Take object, such as a rattle, when held • Jump up with both feet near hand • Follow moving object when held in • Feed self sitting position • Put on a coat with help • Enjoy play • Verbalize toilet needs four • Use comforting when distressed six • Sit with a little help years • Hop in place • Throw ball over hand months • Roll from back to stomach • Catch ball when bounced to him or her • Support weight; bounce activity • Copy circles • Babble – more than two sounds • Know own sex, age, last name • Hold one toy and reach for another • Point to 5 basic colors nine • Play with other children • Use sentences with correct grammar, • Sit alone – change position without falling such as “Can I go to the store?”“I want a months • Creep or crawl on all fours big cookie.” • Express affection • Wash and dry hands unassisted five • Hold 2 objects at the same time • Say Mama – Dada • Show fear of strangers • Walk backward toe to heel twelve years • Walk on tiptoe • Print a few capital letters • Pull self to standing – may step with support • Recognize own printed name months • Pick things up with thumb and one finger • Play with others • Put one toy in another • Identify a penny, nickel, and/or dime • Give toy on request • Answer verbally to “Hi” and “How are you?” • Give affection • Lace shoes • Follow simple directions accompanied by gestures • Say 2 or 3 words

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