Milestones

Milestones are moments of achievement in life. From the time children are born, they are learning new skills and achieving new feats that should hopefully line up with the age other children typically learn the same skill. Below are important cognitive, communication, physical, and social skills children should be learning by each age group. If your child’s progress is not on par with typical development, we provide support for achieving those milestones.
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6 months

Communication & Social Development

                    • kiddos should be making eye contact
                    • responds to name
                    • familiar with people who spend most time with child
                    • various kinds of vocalizations

Cognitive & Physical Development

                    • looking and attending to people and objects
                    • rolling over
                    • sitting up with little to no support
                    • standing
                    • passing objects from one hand to the other

12 months

Communication & Social Development

                    • kiddos should be making eye contact
                    • responds to name
                    • familiar with people who spend most time with child
                    • various kinds of vocalizations

Cognitive & Physical Development

                    • following simple, one-step directions. (Ex. “Come here.”)
                    • standing without any assistance
                    • taking first steps
                    • joint attention and interacting with objects with you

18 months

Communication & Social Development

                    • pointing to objects of interest
                    • using/knows several words
                    • exhibiting social skills such as hugging and other displays of affection

Cognitive & Physical Development

                    • walks independently
                    • uses pencil, crayon, or other writing utensils to scribble
                    • engages in pretend play

24 months

Communication & Social Development

                    • begins to echo words or mimic actions of others
                    • can say 2-4 words sentences
                    • can name body parts
                    • plays with other children

Cognitive & Physical Development

                    • follow 2-step directions
                    • display motor skills such as kicking a ball
                    • can draw a straight line
                    • fill in the blanks in simple sing-along songs