Sunday, September 16, 2007

Watch me grow!

We've been talking a lot in class about the different developmental milestones our children will reach. It's amazing how quickly they grow from newborns, who can not even sit up on their own, to walking, talking toddlers! Over the next few posts, I am going to be sharing some of those milestones and the typical age ranges that they are reached. Let's start with cognitive development.

  • A 6-9 month old can play "peek-a-boo" and will look for a family member when named.

  • At 18 months, they can identify 1-3 body parts and correctly point to four animal pictures when named.

  • A two year old should be able to follow two-part directions and enjoys matching shapes, colors, and identical pictures.

  • By age three, your child should understand most common action words and can complete a 3-4 piece puzzle.

Please remember that these are typical age ranges, and every child develops differently. If you have concerns about your child's developmental milestones, you should discuss them with your pediatrician or other health professional.

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