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Ages and Stages

Here are some of the signs of normal development for children between birth and three years of age.  Remember, each child is different and may learn and grow at a different pace.  These differences may or may not be cause for concern.  As a parent, you are the most important observer of our child’s growth and development.

At 3 months, does your child

  • Turn head towards bright colors and lights
  • Follow moving object with eyes
  • Recognize bottle or breast
  • Respond to loud sounds
  • Grasp rattles or hair
  • Wiggle and kick with legs and arms
  • Lift head and chest while on stomach
  • Smile
  • Make cooing sounds

At 6 months, does your child:

  • Turn towards source of normal sound
  • Reach for toys and pick them up
  • Roll over (both ways)
  • Move toys from one hand to the other
  • Play with toes
  • Help hold bottle during feeding
  • Know familiar faces
  • Babble
  • Sit with minimum support

At 12 months, does your child:

  • Pull self to a standing position
  • Crawl on hands and knees
  • Drink from cup
  • Enjoy peek-a-boo and patty cake
  • Wave bye-bye
  • Put toys into container
  • Say 1-2 words
  • Walk around furniture

At 18 months, does your child:

  • Like to pull, push, and dump things
  • Follow simple directions
  • Pull off shoes, socks, and mittens
  • Like to look at pictures
  • Feed self some
  • Use 8-10 words that are understood
  • Walk without help
  • Step off low objects and keep balance
  • Stack 2-3 blocks
  • Turn 2 or 3 pages at a time

At 2 years, does your child:

  • Use 2-3 word sentences
  • Say names of toys
  • Recognize familiar pictures
  • Feed self with spoon
  • Play alone and independently
  • Turn one page at a time
  • Like to imitate parents
  • Identify hair, eyes, ears, and nose by pointing
  • Build a tower of 6 blocks
  • Show affection
  • Run well

At 3 years, does your child:

  • Walk up steps alternating feet
  • Ride a tricycle
  • Dress with supervision
  • Open door
  • Play with other children
  • Repeat simple rhymes
  • Use 3-5 word sentences
  • Name at least one color correctly
  • Use toilet
  • Take turns
  • Hop on one foot

Since all infants and toddlers develop differently, parents may not know if their child is on the right track.  Contact tiny-k Early Intervention today to schedule a free screening to evaluate your child’s developmental progress.  You may call (785) 843-3059 or complete our online contact form.