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Milestones

 

AGE (WKS)

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

ADAPTIVE DEVELOPMENT

SOCIO-PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

4

Now your child can be held in sitting position. If put on his tummy, will hold chin up momentarily - - Will watch you as you talk

6

When put on his tummy, can hold chin up upto 450 above couch - - Smiles at you

8

Can hold head up in sitting position but recurrently bobs forward. If held in standing position can hold head up - -

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12

When put on his tummy - can hold chin and shoulders off couch prolongedly, so that plane of face is at an angle of 45-900 from couch, can bear weight on forearms - Pulls at his dress, holds rattle voluntarily when placed in his hand; retains it for more than a moment, desire to grasp objects seen Not only smiles at you when you speak to him but vocalizes with pleasure , squeals with pleasure

16

In sitting position can hold up constantly, looks actively around - Brings hands together and plays with them, approaches object with hands, but overshoots the mark and fails to reach it, tries to shake rattle when placed in his hands Gets excited when he sees toys, shows considerable interest in bottle/breast, strange rooms, laughs aloud, likes to be propped up in sitting position, turns head towards sound

20

Has full control over head - Deliberately grasps objects, plays with his toys, splashes in the bath and crumples paper Smiles at himself in the mirror, when he drops his rattle he looks to see where it has gone to

24

Can bear weight on extended hands when put on his tummy, lifts up his head above couch when you are about to lift him up and holds hands out, can roll from prone to supine - Grasps his feet, holds bottle Tries to recover rattle when dropped, may blow bubbles or protrude tongue while imitating you, is afraid of strangers and feels shy, laughs when head is hidden in towel in peep-bo game, shows likes and dislikes for food

28

Bears weight on one hand when put on his tummy, sits with hands forward for support, rolls from his back onto his tummy, can stand for short period when supported Says "da", "ba", "ka" Transfers objects from one hand to another, bangs object on table , puts all objects into his mouth, loves to play with paper, feeds himself with biscuits Pats his image in the mirror, will respond when you call him by his name

32

Readily bears weight on legs when supported, sits for a few moments unsupported Combines syllables- "da-da", "ba-ba"

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Reaches persistently for toys out of reach, responds to "no"

36

Stands holding onto furniture, can sit steadily for 10 minutes, may progress backward while trying to crawl

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Can pick up small objects between finger and thumb Will put arms in front of his face in order to prevent you from washing it

40

Can pull himself to standing or sitting position, crawls, pulling self forward with hands, abdomen on couch

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Goes for objects with index finger, can release objects deliberately May pull your clothes to attract your attention, waves bye-bye, holds arm out for sleeve or foot up for socks

44

When standing holding on to some support he lifts and replaces one foot Says one word with meaning Will place object in your hand if you request but will not release it Covers his own face in towel in peep-bo game, puts objects in and out of containers

48

Walks sideways holding onto furniture, walks with two hands held, can turn around in sitting position

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Rolls ball towards you, gives and takes toys while playing, will release objects in your hands Repeats performances which you laugh at, shows interest in simple picture books

1 Yr

Walks with one hand held, can walk on hands and feet like a bear, may shuffle on buttocks and hands Says two or three words with meaning

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Will understand your questions like," where is your book ?", " where is your shoe?", will kiss you on request
13 Mts Stands alone for a moment

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Can hold two cubes in one hand, makes lines/marks with pencil Will kiss his mirror image
15 Mts Can get into standing position without support, creeps upstairs, walks without help with broad-base, high-stepping gait and steps of unequal length and direction

Jargon

Builds towers with cubes, throws objects on the floor, takes off shoes Will point out the objects he wants, pats pictures and kisses animal pictures, feeds himself, can manage a cup
18 Mts Climbs stairs unaided- holding rail, seats himself on chair, pulls toy while walking

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Manages a spoon, turns 2-3 pgs of a book at a time, scribbles, takes off socks, unzips fasteners Will point correctly at pictures you name, can name simple objects, points to nose etc. when you ask, carries out your orders, tries to imitate you in domestic work
21 Mts Walks backward, picks up objects without falling, can climb up 2 stairs at a time Joins two words together, asks for things, repeats what you say

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Pulls you to show objects, knows 4 body parts

2 Yrs

Goes up and down the stairs alone - 2 per step Uses words- I, me, you, talks incessantly Turns book pages singly, turns doorknobs, unscrews lids, puts on shoes, socks, pants, washes and dries hands Imitates vertical stroke with pencil, plays near other children but not with them
2.5 Yr Jumps with both feet, walks on tiptoe when you ask him to

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Holds pencil in hand instead of fist Imitates horizontal stroke of pencil, repeats 2 digits, shows interest in sex organs, gives full name, helps to put things away

3 Yrs

Goes upstairs 1 step at a time and climbs down 2, Jumps off bottom step, stands on 1 foot for a few seconds, rides tricycle

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Dresses and undresses self if helped with buttons and about back and front and right foot for shoe, Unbuttons front buttons, can be trusted to carry china Copies circle, constantly asks questions, knows own sex, repeats 3 digits, knows nursery rhymes, may count upto 10, joins children in play, draws objects spontaneously