Early Developmental Milestones
A few important milestones to look for by age.
- Cooing (vowel sounds, squeals, ‘aaah’ or ‘oooo’)
- Reaches to grab a toy he/she wants
- Rolls from tummy to back
- Babbling (‘bababa’, ‘dadada’)
- Sits without support
- Plays Peek-a-Boo
- Says one word like “mama” or “dada”
- Pulls up to stand
- Drinks from cup without lid with support
- Says two words together, like “more milk”
- Eats with a spoon
- Says three words together, like “I see car”
- Strings items together (large beads, macaroni)
- Puts on some clothes by self (loose pants, jacket)
Find more information about developmental milestones and what most children can do when they are in a specific age range.
If you feel like your child is falling behind in any of these areas, you may want to Contact Us to schedule an evaluation.
Should I be concerned?
Normal development in children is monitored by looking at his or her skills in the following areas:
Involves large movements driven by larger muscle groups and includes sitting, catching a ball, balancing, standing, jumping, walking, running and changing positions.
Involves small movements in the hands, wrists, and fingers which allow us to grasp small objects, eat, write, draw, dress ourselves, play and do many other things.
Involves getting along with others, expressing feelings, forming relationships.
Involves daily routines, eating, dressing, sleeping, etc.
Involves understanding, using sounds, using body language and gestures, and communicating wants and needs.
Involves learning, reasoning, understanding, problem solving, and remembering
Find more helpful resources about childhood development below. To learn more + to hear from one of our experienced pediatric team members, inquire here.
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Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Assoc.
Children's Hospital Colorado Down Syndrome Center
National Down Syndrome Society
Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected
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Anchor Center for Blind Children
Autism Community Store in Denver
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Youth Art and Recreation Activities – Greenwood Village
Kids Mobility Network (for equipment needs)