Are you interested in learning more about your baby and child development, like special milestones to look for?
There are many changes, growth and improvements going on in our little ones since birth.
In this post, you will see what are some common things that babies and young children learn or are able to do by age.
You can also visit our post Helping Your Child Develop Through Play for more child development ideas!
Milestones Months 0-3
By one month old, your baby should be able to:
– Follow moving objects with their eyes
– Hold their head up for short periods of time
– Focus on your face
– Smile back at you
– Grasp objects placed in their hand
By two months old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Raise their head and chest when lying on their stomach
– Start to reach for objects
– Bring objects to their mouth
At three months old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Support their head and upper body when held upright
– Reach for an object and grab it
– Swipe at dangling objects
– Put everything they can get their hands on into their mouth!
Click here to see the link that lists developmental milestones by age (Months 1-3). Definitely helpful and worth reading.
Growth Months 4-6
At four months old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Hold their head steady when sitting up with support
– Start to babble (sounds like “ma ma” or “da da”)
– Bring both hands together
At five months old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Play peekaboo and patty cake
– Sit up with little or no support
– Grab small objects between their thumb and first 2 fingers (called the pincer grip)
– Start to roll over both ways (front to back, and back to front)
At six months old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Sit up on their own
– Start to show interest in food (they may start reaching for your food or putting everything they can get their hands on into their mouth!)
– Transfer objects from one hand to the other
– Start to babble strings of sounds (like “ba ba ba” or “da da da”)
-Roll over from their stomach to their back
-Start to scoot around on their bottom or crawl
This is what babies can do at Months 4-6.
Take a look at what new things Months 7-9 bring!
Milestones Months 7-9
At nine months old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Crawl well
– Pull up to a standing position
– Cruise (walk holding on to furniture)
– Say “mama” or “dada” correctly (to refer to you, not just any adult)
Growth Months 10-12
At twelve months old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Stand alone and take a few steps without support
– Eat small finger foods
– Drink from a cup
– Say several single words (in addition to “mama” and “dada”)
Months 10-12 are fascinating!
Age-Appropriate Toys for Ages 0-12 Months
21PCS Montessori Toys for Babies,Teething Toys for Babies Months,0-6 Months 6 toBaby Toys 0-12 Months Black and White High Contrast Baby Books Sensorybeiens Baby Books Toys, High Contrast Black and White Books Non Toxic
Learn what’s new at Months 13-15.
At eighteen months old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Walk backward and up stairs one foot after the other
– Throw a ball
– Scribble with a crayon or pencil
– Stand on their tiptoes
At two years old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Cruise around furniture without holding on
– Run short distances
– Climb up and down stairs one foot after the other without help
Months 16-18 are awesome because of how independent they are becoming.
Age-Appropriate Toys for Ages 12-18 Months
Click on the link to learn about Months 19-21.
When it comes to Months 22-24, you will be getting ready to call your little one a toddler and begin considering potty training.
Age-Appropriate Toys for Ages 19-24 Months
Learn more about what little ones can do by Age 2-3.
Child Development Age 3
At three years old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Do a three-piece puzzle
– Build towers of 6 or more blocks
– Copy a circle, cross, and square
– Turn pages one at a time in a book
– Catch a small ball most of the time
– Pedal a tricycle (3-wheeler)
– Climb up and down stairs one foot after the other without help
Age 3-4 is a lot of fun. I loved it when my kids were this age!
Child Development Ages 4-5
At four years old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Stand on one foot for 10 seconds or longer
– Copy a circle, square, and triangle
– Ride a bike with training wheels
– Do a four-piece puzzle
– Print some letters or numbers
– Name at least four colors
At five years old, in addition to the above, your baby should also be able to:
– Draw a person with a head, body, and arms and legs
– Dress and undress themselves (but may need help with buttons and zippers)
– Hop on one foot up to 5 times in a row
– Stand on one foot for 20 seconds or longer
– Copy shapes such as a diamond, heart, and hexagon
– Count to 10
Age 5-6 is the independent stage! Fin out more about it!
Some more beautiful toy options for the older ages:
Melissa & Doug Food Groups – 21 Hand-PaintedTop Race® 12 Piece Tool Box, Solid WoodSchylling MKT Super Makit Classic Wood Construction Toy,Set of 12 Wooden Airplane Model Educational ToysLINCOLN LOGS – Oak Creek Lodge – 137
Thank you for visiting our Baby and Child Development by Age (Month 1 to 6 Years old) post!
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