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Developmental Milestones

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children are expected to reach the milestones below between the ages of birth and 5. Failure to do so may be a sign of a developmental problem. If you are concerned about your child's development, please contact his or her physician.

Child Developmental Milestones22

By the end of 3 months many children are able to:

  • Begin to develop a social smile
  • Raise head and chest when lying on stomach
  • Watch faces intently
  • Smile at the sound of your voice

By the end of 7 months many children are able to:

  • Enjoy social play
  • Transfer objects from hand to hand
  • Ability to track moving objects improves
  • Respond to own name
  • Find partially hidden object

By the end of 1 year (12 months) many children are able to:

  • Enjoy imitating people in his play
  • Reach sitting position without assistance
  • Bang two objects together
  • Respond to simple verbal requests

By the end of 2 years (24 months) many children are able to:

  • Walk alone
  • Point to object or picture when it's named for him
  • Begin make-believe play
  • Demonstrate increasing independence

By the end of 3 years (36 months) many children are able to:

  • Climb well
  • Turn book pages one at a time
  • Use 4- to 5-word sentences
  • Sort objects by shape and color

By the end of 4 years (48 months) many children are able to:

  • Go upstairs and downstairs without support
  • Draw circles and squares
  • Tell stories
  • Cooperate with other children

By the end of 5 years (60 months) many children are able to:

  • Swing, climb, hop, somersault
  • Say name and address
  • Count 10 or more objects
  • Like to sing, dance and act
 

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