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Developmental Milestones

7 month old

By 7 Months, Your Child Should:

  • Roll stomach-to-back
  • Mouth objects
  • Sit while leaning on hands
  • Babble
  • Smile socially at other people

12 month oldBy 12 Months, Your Child Should:

  • Walk holding onto furniture
  • Use 2-3 words
  • Imitate actions in play
  • Identify body parts
  • Scribble with crayon 

18 month oldBy 18 Months, Your Child Should:

  • Explore everything
  • Do simple pretend play
  • Run
  • Use 10-12 words, mostly nouns
  • Point to pictures in a book

24 month oldBy 24 Months, Your Child Should:

  • Open doors and unscrew lids
  • Kick a ball
  • Follow simple directions
  • Say at least 50 words
  • Become interested in other children

36 month oldBy 36 Months, Your Child Should:

  • Enjoy books and being read to
  • Match colors
  • Pedal a riding toy
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Imitate adults and playmates