Types Of Development Milestones
For your convenience, we have incorporated a developmental milestone chart that will help you to get a better understanding of the development milestone of your kid.
1) Emotion Milestone:It is the child’s ability to respond to others and an attempt to understand the other person as well. For example, if a 5-year-old child sees his friend crying, he will definitely try to console him. This happens because the child reaches the development milestone of that specific age.
2) Communication milestone: It is the ability of the child to communicate with others. Each age has a different set of milestones. For example, at the stage of 1 year, the child may use blabbering or make sharp noises in order to convey a message. The child may even cry if something is bothering him. All of these are ways of communication, and these get advanced as the child grows up.
3) Movements milestone: Ability to move and use his body muscles. For example, a child trying to kick while lying on his bed is considered a good sign of him using his body muscles. Whereas at the age of 1, the child trying to sit with cushions behind him is a movement milestone.
For your convenience, we have incorporated a developmental milestone chart that will help you to get a better understanding of the development milestone of your kid
0-3 Months Development Milestones
- At a tender age of 0-3 months, the child tries to make eye contact with the parents.
- To let parents know about his needs, he cries.
- He tries to imitate the facial expression seen by him ( mostly of his parents).
- The child starts blabbing or makes high pitched sounds.
- He tries to look at the way where he might have heard the sounds coming from.
- Parents often call their babies with different names and the child to respond to smiles at those names.
- Tries to move his head from side to side.
- Keeps hand in a fist.
- Tries to hold toys with a loose grip.
- Brings his hand to mouth.
- Kicks while laying on the stomach or back.
4-5 Month Development Milestones
1)Smile at parents.
2)Likes to play and be around people.
3)Cries when senses parents are not around.
1)Tries to make similar sounds heard by him.
2) Tries to respond with movement or sound when called.
3)Starts to cry when hungry or sick.
1)Tries to hold and move toys.
2) Rolls back on the stomach.
3) Tries to hold the hands of others gently with fingers.
4)Kicks with legs and tries to move his body.
5)Able to pick up a dropped object.
6)Beginning of teething.
7-12 Month Development Milestones
1) Recognizes familiar Faces.
2)Likes to play with their parents.
3)Smiles more often.
1)Makes sharp noise in order to respond.
2)Cries to communicate pain.
3)Responds to name.
1)Sits with support of cushions.
2) Tight Grip on things.
3) Uses fingers to point at things.
4) Starts to crawl.
5)Tries to Feeds self with fingers
6)Picks up objects and shake them.
1 Year Development Milestones
- Becomes clingy to known people.
- Starts to cry if shouted loudly or refused to play.
- May cry when parents leave for work.
- Makes noise to get attention.
- Tries to say, Papa and Mumma.
- Makes noises to call people.
- Starts copying sounds.
- Sits without support.
- Tries to walk with support.
- Can pick up toys easily.
- Tries to hold objects.
2 Year Development Milestones
1)If other people are making certain faces looking at them, they try to copy others and their expressions.
2)Starts to play with other children.
3) Reacts to emotions shown by others with facial expressions.
1)Starts repeating words.
2)Tries to name objects
3)Starts to speak 2-3 lines.
1) Starts to walk alone.
2) Tries to run.
3)Can build blocks and play peekaboo games.
4) Can give objects to others.
3 Year Development Milestones
- Shows affections towards others.
- Gets comfortable if parents are not present always.
- Shows different emotions.
- Understand when somebody cries and shows concern.
- Says first name, age, and gender.
- Starts calling friends by name.
- Says plurals.
- Can talk to people clearly.
- Can name a lot of objects.
- Can play physical games.
- Starts drawing
- Tries the write to write objects
- Can play puzzles.
4 Year Development Milestones
1)Plays roleplay games, for example, like their mother.
2)Knows about her likes and dislikes.
3)Cooperates according to the situation.
1)Can sing songs and says poems.
2) Starts telling stories.
3)Tells their parents about their friends.
4) Can communicate if suffering from physical pain.
5) Likes to play with other children.
6) Can use the past tense
1) Can cut paper/knows how to use scissors.
2) Eat his own food.
3)Walks downstairs without support
4) Can kick a ball.
5 Year Development Milestones
1)Can sometimes demand things.
2) Understands her gender.
3)Can tell the difference between truth and false.
1)Likes to dance and act.
2)Can remember addresses and numbers.
3)Starts to communicate if anything bothers them.
4) Starts using ‘but’, ‘and’, ‘then’ to frame long sentences.
5)Knows clock reading and can correctly tell the exact time.
1)Can use a fork and spoon.
2) Can do skipping with a rope.
3) Can swing and play in the park.
Parents need to keep track of the developmental milestones of their children. Try integrating your everyday conversations with word and behavioral themes to make it easier for your child to learn new things. In case your child shows an overtly rigid, fearful, or passive behavior, try consulting your child’s pediatrician for a review.