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Milestones

General Early Stage Delays:

[Keep an eye for]

  • Delay in crawling

  • Delay in speech

  • Delay in interactions

  • Delay in response time

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Milestones are generally grouped into major areas which children should development by certain ages. Areas include physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social development, language development, sensory, and motor development.

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By 3/4 Months:

• Follows Moving Objects / Shows Interest

• Recognizes Familiar People / Smiles at

parents voice
• Begins to Develop Social Smile

• Turns Head Towards Sounds

  • Enjoys Face-to-Face Play / Finds Hidden Objects

  • Uses Sound / Babbles to Express Emotion such as Joy / Displeasure

  • Responds to Other People Emotions Explores with Hand Movements / Mouth/

  • Reaches to Objects with Struggles

  • Imitates People / Sounds with Pleasure

  • Pleasure in Simple Social Games (Peek-a-boo)

  • Explores Objects / Finds Hidden Objects

  • Usage of Simple Gestures such as Pointing

  • Responds to “No”

  • Babbles with Tone Change, May Say “Mama, Dada, o-o)

  • Responds to his/her Name

By 7 Months:

By 12 Months:

By 2 Years:

•Excitement about others / Imitation of Behaviors
• Some Words Understood
• Points to Names Pictures & Objects
• Begins Make - Believe Play
• Recognizes / Sort Shapes / Colors /

• People Combines 2 words such as “name mama”

By 3 Years:

• Expresses Affection / Emotions
• Plays with Mechanical Toys
• Sort Objects by Shape & Color / Picture  Matching

Follows Short Commands / Simples

• Phrases

Usage of Pronouns (you, me..)

By 4 Years:

• Cooperates with Other Children,

  • Increased Fantasy Play

• Naming Colors, Numbers, Counting
• 5 - 6 Word Sentences Spoken
• Tells Stories

  • Follows 3 part Commands

• Enjoys Singing, Dancing, Acting, Socializing

• Distinguishes Reality from Fantasy
• Independence
• Name Colors, Counts at least till 10
• Sentences Spoken with more than 5 Words

By 5 Years:

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