Summary of Milestones

Original article by Patricia Seddon | Last updated on 23/11/2013
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GROSS MOTOR
VISION + FINE MOTOR
HEARING + SPEECH
SOCIAL
NEWBORN
Limbs flexed
Symmetrical posture
Head lag
 
Startles to loud noises
 
6 WEEKS
 
Follows moving object or face by turning head. (3M)
 
Smiles Responsively
6 – 8 WEEKS
Raises head to 45˚
 
 
 
3 – 4 MONTHS
Head control
Reaches out for toys (6m)
Vocalises alone or coos,   and laughs when spoken to (7m)
 
6 – 8 MONTHS
Sits without support.
-6m round back
-8m straight back (9m)
 
 
Puts food into mouth
7 MONTHS
 
Transfers toys from one hand to another. (8m)
Turns to soft sounds out of sight
 
8 – 9 MONTHS
Crawling
 
 
 
7 – 10 MONTHS
 
 
7m – sounds used indescriminantly
10m – sounds used discriminantly to parents
 
 
10 MONTHS
Stands independently
Walks around furniture (12m)
Mature pincer grip
 
Fears strangers (10m)
10 – 12 MONTHS
 
 
 
Waves bye – bye
Plays peek a boo
12 MONTHS
 
 
Walks unsteadily with broad gait and hands apart
 
2 or 3 words other than mama and dada
Drinks from cup with both hands
15 MONTHS
Walks alone steadily (18m)
 
 
 
16 – 18 MONTHS
 
Immature pencil grip
Makes marks with crayons
 
 
18 MONTHS
 
Builds a tower of 3 bricks
6 – 10 words
points to 4 parts of body
Holds spoon and gets food into mouth safely (18m)
Begins to help dressing self
18 M – 2 YRS
 
Builds a tower of 6 bricks
 
Symbolic play
20 – 24 MONTHS
 
 
2 or more words to make simple phrases (2yrs)
Dry by day
Pulls off some clothing
2 YRS
 
Able to draw a line with pencil
 
 
2 ½ YRS
Runs and jumps
Builds a tower of 8 bricks or a train with 4 bricks
 
 
2 ½ - 3YRS
 
 
Talks constantly in 3-4 word sentences (3yrs)
Understands commands
 
4YRS
 
Builds bridge from seen model
Draws circle with pencil
 
Parallel play
Interactive play
Takes turns
5YRS
 
Draws squares and triangles with pencil