Child Development and Milestones

What changes will I see as my child grows?

How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.




Click below for printable information about each stage.

2 months -She begins to smile and hold her head up.

4 months -He starts to babble and can hold a toy and shake it.

6 months -She likes to look in the mirror and can sit up without support.

9 months -He has favorite toys and can stand holding on.

1 year -She will hand you a book to read and can wave “bye-bye”.

18 months -He may have a temper tantrum and be able to run.

2 years -She shows more and more independence and says sentences with 2 to 4 words.

3 years -He will copy adults and friends and turn pages of a book one at a time.

4 years -She will sing a song and uses scissors with supervision.

5 years -He speaks very clearly and can use a fork, spoon, and sometimes a table knife.