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Can briefly calm self



May bring hands to mouth and suck on hand.
02M | Social/Emotional

Begins to smile at people



02M | Social/Emotional

Tries to look at parent



02M | Social/Emotional

Coos, makes gurgling sounds



02M | Language/Communication

Turns head toward sounds



02M | Language/Communication

Pays attention to faces



02M | Cognitive

Begins to follow things with eyes



02M | Cognitive

Begins to recognize people at a distance



02M | Cognitive

Begins to act bored if activity doesn't change



Bored meaning cries or fussy.
02M | Cognitive

Can hold head up



02M | Movement/Physical

Begins to push up when lying on tummy



02M | Movement/Physical

Makes smoother movement with limbs



02M | Movement/Physical

Smiles spontaneously, especially at people.



04M | Social/Emotional

Copies some movements and facial expressions



Like smiling or frowning.
04M | Social/Emotional

Likes to play with people



Might cry when playing stops
04M | Social/Emotional

Begins to babble



With expression and copies sounds he hears
04M | Language/Communication

Cries in different ways



To show hunger, pain, or being tired.
04M | Language/communication

Lets you know if she is happy or sad



04M | cognitive

Responds to affection



04M | cognitive

Reaches for toy with one hand.



04M | cognitive

Uses hands and eyes together



Such as seeing a toy and reaching for it.
04M | Cognitive

Follows moving things with eyes from side to side.



04M | cognitive

Watches faces closely



04M | cognitive

Recognizes familiar people and things at distance.



04M | cognitive

Holds head steady, unsupoorted



04M | Movement/Physical

Pushes down on legs when feet are on a hard surface.



04M | Movement/Physical

May be able to roll over from tummy to back.



04M | Movement/Physical

Can hold a toy and shake it



04M | Movement/Physical

Swings at dangling toys.



04M | Movement/Physical

Brings hands to mouth



04M | Movement/Physical

When lying on stomach, pushes up to elbows.



04M | Movement/Physical

Baby's First Tooth should come in.



Your baby may drool more, act fussy, and have some pain.
06-10M | Physical

Knows familiar faces and begins to know if someone is a stranger.



06M | Social/Emotional

Likes to play with others, especially parents.



06M | Social/Emotional

Responds to other people's emotions and often seems happy.



06M | Social/Emotional

Likes to look at self in a mirror



06M | Social/Emotional

Responds to sounds by making sounds.



06M | Language/Communication

Strings vowels together when babbling



("Ah", "Eh", "Oh")
06M | Language/Communication

Likes taking turns with parent while making sounds.



06M | Language/Communication

Responds to own name.



06M | Language/Communication

Makes sounds to show joy and displeasure



06M | Language/Communication

Begins to say consonant sounds



Jabbering with "m", "b".
06M | Language/Communication

Looks around at things nearby



06M | Cognitive

Shows curiosity about things



06M | Cognitive

Tries to get things that are out of reach



06M | Cognitive

Brings things to mouth



06M | Cognitive

Begins to pass things from one hand to the other.



06M | Cognitive

Rolls over in both directions



Back to Front, Front to Back
06M | Movement/Physical

When standing, supports weight on own legs and might bounce.



06M | Movement/Physical

Begins to sit without support.



06M | Movement/Physical

Rocks back and fourth.



06M | Movement/Physical

May sometimes crawl backward before moving forward.



06M | Movement/Physical

May be afraid of strangers.



09M | Social/Emotional

May be clingy with familiar adults.



09M | Social/Emotional

Has favorite toys.



09M | Social/Emotional

Understands "No"



09M | Language/Communication

Makes a lot of different sounds



Like "mamamama" and "bababababa"
09M | Language/Communication

Copies sounds and gestures of others.



09M | Language/Communication

Uses fingers to point at things



09M | Language/Communication

Watches the path of something as it falls.



09M | Cognitive

Looks for things he sees you hide.



09M | Cognitive

Plays peek a boo.



09M | Cognitive

Puts things in mouth.



09M | Cognitive

Moves things smoothly from one hand to the other.



09M | Cognitive

Picks up things between thumb and index finger.



like cereal o's
09M | Cognitive

Stands, holding on



09M | Movement/Physical

Sits without support



09M | Movement/Physical

Crawls



09M | Movement/Physical

Can get into sitting position



09M | Movement/Physical

Pulls to stand



09M | Movement/Physical

Is shy or nervous with strangers



12M | Social/Emotional

Cries when mom or dad leaves.



12M | Social/Emotional

Has favorite things and people.



12M | Social/Emotional

Shows fear in some situations.



12M | Social/Emotional

Hands you a book when he wants to hear a story.



12M | Social/Emotional

Repeats sounds or actions to get attention



12M | Social/Emotional

Puts limb out to help with dressing



12M | Social/Emotional

Plays games



Like Peek a Boo and Pat a Cake
12M | Social/Emotional

Responds to simple spoken requests.



12M | Language/Communication

Uses simple gestures



Shaking head no, waving bye.
12M | Language/Communication

Makes sounds with changes in tone.



Sounds more like speech.
12M | Language/Communication

Says Mama, Dada, exclamations



Exclamations like Uh oh!
12M | Language/Communication

Explores things in different ways



Like shaking, banging, throwing.
12M | Cognitive

Finds hidden things easily.



12M | Cognitive

Looks at the right picture or thing when it is named.



12M | Cognitive

Copies Gestures



12M | Cognitive

Puts things in/Takes things out of a container



12M | Cognitive

Bangs two things together



12M | Cognitive

Starts to use things correctly.



Drinks from a cup, brushes hair
12M | Cognitive

Lets things go without help



12M | Cognitive

Pokes with index finger



12M | Cognitive

Follows simple directions.



"Pick up the toy"
12M | Cognitive

Gets to a sitting position without help



12M | Movement/Physical

Pulls up to stand



12M | Movement/Physical

Walks holding on to furniture



"Cruising"
12M | Movement/Physical

May take a few steps without holding on



12M | Movement/Physical

May stand alone



12M | Movement/Physical

Likes to hand things to others as play



18M | Social/Emotional

May have temper tantrums



18M | Social/Emotional

May be afraid of strangers



18M | Social/Emotional

Shows affection to familiar people



18M | Social/Emotional

Plays simple pretend



Feeding a doll.
18M | Social/Emotional

May cling to caregivers in new situations



18M | Social/Emotional

Points to show others something interesting



18M | Social/Emotional

Explores alone but with parent close by



18M | Social/Emotional

Says several single words



18M | Language/Communication

Says and shakes head "no"



18M | Language/Communication

Points to show someone what he wants.



18M | Language/Communication

Knows what ordinary things are for



Telephone, brush, spoon.
18M | Cognitive

Points to one body part



18M | Cognitive

Shows interest in a doll or stuffed animal by pretending to feed.



18M | Cognitive

Points to get the attention of others



18M | Cognitive

Scribbles on his own.



18M | Cognitive

Can follow 1-step verbal commands without gestures.



Sits when told "Sit down"
18M | Cognitive

Walks alone



18M | Movement/Physical

May walk up steps and run



18M | Movement/Physical

Pulls toys while walking



18M | Movement/Physical

Can help undress herself



18M | Movement/Physical

Drinks from a cup/Eats with a spoon



18M | Movement/Physical

Copies others



Especially adults and older children.
2y | Social/Emotional

Gets excited when with other children



2y | Social/Emotional

Shows more and more independance



2y | Social/Emotional

Shows defiant behavior



Doing what he has been told not to
2y | Social/Emotional

Plays mainly beside other children, but is beginning to include other children.



Such as chase games
2y | Social/Emotional

Points to things or pictures when they are named



2y | Language/Communication

Knows names of familiar people and body parts



2y | Language/Communication

Says sentences with 2-4 words



2y | Language/Communication

Follows simple instructions



2y | Language/Communication

Repeats words overheard in conversation



2y | Language/Communication

Points to things in a book



2y | Language/Communication

Finds things even when hidden under two or three covers



2y | Cognitive

Begins to sort shapes and colors



2y | Cognitive

Completes sentences and rhymes in familiar books



2y | Cognitive

Plays simple make-believe games



2y | Cognitive

Builds towers of four or more blocks



2y | Cognitive

Might use one hand more than other



2y | Cognitive

Follows two-step instructions



"Pick up your shoes and put them in the closet."
2y | Cognitive

Names items in a picture book



Such as cat, bird, or dog
2y | Cognitive

Stands on tiptoe



2y | Movement/Physical

Kicks a ball



2y | Movement/Physical

Begins to run



2y | Movement/Physical

Walks up and down stairs holding on



2y | Movement/Physical

Climbs onto and down from furniture without help



2y | Movement/Physical

Throws ball overhead



2y | Movement/Physical

Makes or copies straight lines and circles



2y | Movement/Physical

Copies adults and friends



3y | Social/Emotional

Shows affection for friends without prompting



3y | Social/Emotional

Takes turns in games



3y | Social/Emotional

Shows concern for a crying friend



3y | Social/Emotional

Dresses and undresses self



3y | Social/Emotional

Understands the idea of "mine" and "his" and "hers"



3y | Social/Emotional

Shows a wide range of emotions



3y | Social/Emotional

Separates easily from mom and dad



3y | Social/Emotional

May get upset with major changes in routine.



3y | Social/Emotional

Follows instructions with 2 or 3 steps



3y | Language/Communication

Can name most familiar things



3y | Language/Communication

Understands words like "in", "on", and "under"



3y | Language/Communication

Says first name, age, and sex



3y | Language/Communication

Names a friend



3y | Language/Communication

Talks well enough for strangers to understand most of the time



3y | Language/Communication

Says words like "I", "me", "we", and "you", and some plurals



Plurals: Cars, dogs, cats
3y | Language/Communication

Carries on a conversation using 2-3 sentences.



3y | Language/Communication

Can work toys with buttons, levers, and moving parts.



3y | Cognitive

Plays make-believe with dolls, animals, and people



3y | Cognitive

Does puzzles with 3-4 pieces



3y | Cognitive

Understands what "two" means



3y | Cognitive

Copies a circle with pencil or crayon



3y | Cognitive

Turns book pages one at a time



3y | Cognitive

Builds towers of more than 6 blocks.



3y | Cognitive

Screws and unscrews jar lids or turns door handle



3y | Cognitive

Climbs well



3y | Movement/Physical

Runs easily



3y | Movement/Physical

Pedals a tricycle (3-wheel bike)



3y | Movement/Physical

Walks up and down stairs, one foot on each step



3y | Movement/Physical

Enjoys doing new things



4y | Social/Emotional

Is more and more creative with make-believe.



4y | Social/Emotional

Would rather play with other children than by himself



4y | Social/Emotional

Cooperates with other children



4y | Social/Emotional

Plays "Mom" or "Dad"



4y | Social/Emotional

Often can't tell what's real and what's make-believe



4y | Social/Emotional

Talks about what she likes and what she is interested in



4y | Social/Emotional

Tells stories



4y | Language/Communication

Sings a song or says a poem from memory



Ex. "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" or "Wheels on the Bus"
4y | Language/Communication

Knows some basic rules of grammar



Ex: Correctly using "he" and "she"
4y | Language/Communication

Can say first and last name



4y | Language/Communication

Names some colors and some numbers



4y | Cognitive

Understands the idea of counting



4y | Cognitive

Remembers parts of a story



4y | Cognitive

Understands the idea of "same" and "different"



4y | Cognitive

Draws a person with 2-4 body parts



4y | Cognitive

Uses Scissors



4y | Cognitive

Starts to copy some capital letters



4y | Cognitive

Plays board or card games



4y | Cognitive

Tells you what he thinks is going to happen next in a book



4y | Cognitive

Hops and stands on one foot up to 2 seconds



4y | Movement/Physical

Pours, cuts with supervision, and mashes own food



4y | Movement/Physical

Catches a bounced ball most of the time



4y | Movement/Physical

Wants to please friends



5y | Social/Emotional

Wants to be like friends



5y | Social/Emotional

More likely to agree with rules



5y | Social/Emotional

Likes to sing, dance, and act



5y | Social/Emotional

Is aware of gender



5y | Social/Emotional

Can tell what's real and what's make believe



5y | Social/Emotional

Shows more independence



Ex: May visit a next-door neighbor by himself [adult supervision is still needed]
5y | Social/Emotional

Is sometimes demanding and sometimes very cooperative



5y | Social/Emotional

Speaks very clearly



5y | Language/Communication

Tells a simple story using full sentences



5y | Language/Communication

Uses future tense



Ex: "Grandma will be here."
5y | Language/Communication

Says name and address



5y | Language/Communication

Counts 10 or more things



5y | Cognitive

Can draw a person with at least 6 body parts



5y | Cognitive

Copies a triangle and other shapes



5y | Cognitive

Can print some letters or numbers



5y | Cognitive

Knows about things used every day



Like money and food
5y | Cognitive

Stands on one foot for 10 seconds or longer



5y | Movement/Physical

Hops; May be able to skip



5y | Movement/Physical

Can do a somersault



5y | Movement/Physical

Uses a fork and spoon, and sometimes a table knife



5y | Movement/Physical

Can use the toilet on her own



5y | Movement/Physical

Swings and climbs



5y | Movement/Physical