0-2 MONTHS
3 MONTHS
4 MONTHS
  • Reaches hands to knees when on back 
  • Rolls from belly to each side 
  • Moves eyes without moving head to track objects 
  • Props self on forearms and lifts head to 90 degrees for extended periods 
  • Reaches upward to play with dangling toys when lying on back 
5 MONTHS
  • Pushes up onto hands with elbows straight when on belly 
  • Reaches for toys when propped on forearms when on belly 
  • Reaches hands to feet and brings feet to mouth 
  • Rolls from back to each side 
  • Sits on floor, propping self on hands
  • Rolls belly to back accidentally 
  • Performs pull to sit without head lag 
  • Takes full weight in standing but requires support 
6 MONTHS
  • Rolls back to belly in each direction 
  • Sits on floor with hands free to play or reach for toys in front of body 
  • Stands independently briefly at support surface when placed
  • Begins shaking a small toy or rattle 
  • Begins holding a small toy in each hand at the same time 
7 MONTHS
  • Prefers to be on belly 
  • Begins to crawl on belly 
  • Assumes hands and knees position and can rock back and forth 
  • Transitions in and out of sitting, belly, and hands and knees positions
8 MONTHS
  • Catches self with arms when losed balance in sitting 
  • Crawls on hands and knees as primary means of mobility 
  • Pulls to stand at support surface by bringing one knee up and and using arms 
  • Stands independently at furniture 
  • Walks alongside furniture 
  • Understands “no” and “hot” 
9 MONTHS
  • Crawls up stairs 
  • Climbs frequently on furniture, stairs, and people 
  • Walks with both hands held 
  • Begins clapping hands together 
  • Develops fine motor control due to good trunk control in sitting 
  • Waves in response to “bye-bye” 
  • Responds to a request to “come here” 
10 MONTHS
  • Moves into sitting position from belly or back 
  • Lowers self from standing to retreive toys 
  • Transports toys around the room when crawling 
  • Reaches across midline in sitting 
  • Begins to self-feed small pieces of food using thumb and index finger 
  • Says “mama” and “dada” 
  • Plays peek-a-boo 
11 MONTHS
  • Walks with one hand held 
  • Releases grasp from support surface in standing 
  • Attempts to take steps away from support surface 
  • Begins to put objects into containers and remove them 
  • Assists with dressing arms and legs 
  • Removes both socks 
  • Opens a board book 
12 MONTHS
18 MONTHS
  • Likes to hand things to others as play
  • Shows affection to familiar people
  • Plays simple pretend, such as feeding a doll
  • May cling to caregivers in new situations
  • Says several single words
  • Says and shakes head “no”
  • Points to show someone what he/she wants
  • Knows what ordinary things are for; for example, telephone, brush, spoon
  • Points to one body part
  • Scribbles on his/her own
  • Can follow 1-step verbal commands without any gestures; for example, sits when you say “sit down”
  • May walk up steps and run
  • Pulls toys while walking
  • Can help undress himself/herself
  • Drinks from a cup
2 YEARS
3 YEARS
4 YEARS
5 YEARS

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