3 – 6 Month Old Babies

  • follow moving toys or faces with their eyes

  • startle at loud or new sounds

  • wiggle and kick with legs and arms

  • lift head and shoulders while on stomach

  • smile back at parents or other family members

  • make sounds, like gurgling, cooing or sucking sounds

 6 – 9 Month Old Babies

  • explore toys with hands and mouth

  • roll over front-to-back and back-to-front

  • squeal and babble different sounds

  • sit by leaning on their hands

  • turn their heads to voices and respond to their names

  • know family members and seek their attention

  • enjoy playing “peek-a-boo”

9 - 12 Month Old Babies

  • copy hand movements like “patty cake,” or “bye-bye”

  • pick up crumbs or other small things with their thumb and a finger

  • move toys from one hand to the other hand

  • crawl on hands and knees

  • sit without help

  • repeat sounds like “baba,” “dada,” “mama”

  • cry when mother or father leaves

 12 – 15 Month Old Babies

  • pull themselves up to a standing position

  • walk by holding onto furniture

  • drink from a cup with your help

  • wave bye-bye

  • say “mama” and “dada” and one other word

  • point to objects they want

  • can find a toy hidden under a cloth

15 -18 Month Old Babies

  • use at least three words besides “mama” and “dada”

  • like to look at pictures in a book

  • hold a crayon in a fist

  • hand toys to you when asked

  • point to pictures or objects you name

  • walk without help

  • dump contents out of a box

 18 – 21 Month Old Babies

  • like to pull and push things while walking

  • use pointing and words together to tell what they want

  • pull off shoes and socks

  • feed themselves with their fingers

  • can point to one body part when asked

  • use at least 10 words and repeat words you say

21 -24 Month Old Babies

  • like to pull and push things while walking

  • use pointing and words together to tell what they want

  • pull off shoes and socks

  • feed themselves with their fingers

  • can point to one body part when asked

  • use at least 10 words and repeat words you say

24 - 30 Month Old Babies

  • use 2 to 3 words together, like “No, Mommy” or “More cookies”

  • use and understand at least 50 words

  • feed themselves with a spoon

  • show affection to family members and pets

  • run short distances without falling

  • pretend play with more than one step (Feed a doll, then pat and hug it.)

  • show lots of feelings (joy, anger, sadness)

30 - 36 Month Old Babies

  • throw a ball overhand

  • comfort another child who is crying

  • can walk on tiptoes

  • combine 2 ideas in a sentence (“I want an apple and a banana.”)

  • help to clean up

  • ask for help when needed

  • combine 2 toys in pretend play (Uses a stuffed bear as the driver of a toy car.)

  • use at least 100 words

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