Friday, February 17, 2012

Baby Activities Tracking upto 3 Years

Baby Activities Tracking upto 3 Years

Child's Age

Baby Activities Tracking upto 3 Years Baby Activities Tracking upto 3 Years Baby Activities Tracking upto 3 Years Baby Activities Tracking upto 3 Years

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

1 month

• Lifts head when lying on tummy

• Follows objects briefly with eyes

• Smiles, laughs

• Responds to sound

• Vocalizes: oohs and aahs

• Holds head at 45-degree angle

• Stares at faces

• Can see black-and-white patterns

2 months

• Vocalizes: gurgles and coos

• Smiles, laughs

• Holds head steady

• Follows objects across field of vision

• Holds head at 45-degree angle

• Can bear weight on legs

• Notices his hands

• Makes smoother movements

• Lifts head and shoulders when lying on tummy (mini-pushup)

• Holds head up for short periods

3 months

• Recognizes your face and scent

• Squeals, gurgles, coos

• Rolls over, from tummy to back

• Holds head steady

• Blows bubbles

• Turns toward loud sounds

• Visually tracks moving objects

• Recognizes your voice

• Can bring hands together, bats at toys

• Does mini-pushup

4 months

• Smiles, laughs

• Can grasp a toy

• Imitates sounds: "baba," "dada"

• Can bear weight on legs

• Rolls over, from tummy to back

• Cuts first tooth

• Coos when you talk to him

• May be ready for solid foods

5 months

• Distinguishes between bold colors

• Recognizes own name

• Sits momentarily without support

• Plays with his hands and feet

• Turns toward new sounds

• Mouths objects

• Rolls over in both directions

• Separation anxiety may begin

6 months

• Turns toward sounds and voices

• Is ready for solid foods

• Lunges forward or starts crawling

• Imitates sounds

• Sits without support

• Jabbers or combines syllables

• Rolls over in both directions

• Mouths objects

• Drags objects toward himself

• Passes objects from hand to hand

7 months

• Sits without support

• Lunges forward or starts crawling

• Waves goodbye

• Drags objects toward herself

• Jabbers or combines syllables

• Stands while holding onto something

• Starts to experience stranger anxiety

• Bangs objects together

• Begins to understand object permanence

8 months

• Says "mama" and "dada" to both parents (isn't specific)

• Stands while holding onto something

• Pulls self to standing, cruises

• Passes objects from hand to hand

• Crawls

• Picks things up with thumb-finger pincer grasp

• Points at objects

• Indicates wants with gestures

• Searches for hidden objects

9 months

• Stands while holding onto something

• Cruises while holding onto furniture

• Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo

• Jabbers or combines syllables

• Drinks from a sippy cup

• Says "mama" and "dada" to the correct parent

• Understands object permanence

• Eats with fingers

• Bangs objects together

10 months

• Waves goodbye

• Says "mama" and "dada" to the correct parent

• Stands alone for a couple of seconds

• Picks things up with pincer grasp

• Indicates wants with gestures

• Puts objects into a container

• Crawls well, with belly off the ground

11 months

• Says "mama" and "dada" to the correct parent

• Understands "no" and simple instructions

• Says one word besides "mama" and "dada"

• Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo

• Puts objects into a container

• Stoops from standing position

• Stands alone for a couple of seconds

• Cruises

12 months

• Imitates others' activities

• Takes a few steps

• Walks alone

• Indicates wants with gestures

• Says one word besides "mama" and "dada"

• Scribbles with a crayon

• Says two words besides "mama" and "dada"

13 months

• Uses two words skillfully (e.g., "hi" and "bye")

• Enjoys gazing at his reflection

• Combines words and gestures to make needs known

• Bends over and picks up an object

• Holds out arm or leg to help you dress him

• Rolls a ball back and forth

14 months

• Eats with fingers

• Toddles well

• Uses a spoon or fork

• Empties containers of contents

• Initiates games

• Matches lids with appropriate containers

• Imitates others

• Points to one body part when asked

• Pushes and pulls toys while walking

• Responds to instructions (e.g., "give me a kiss")

15 months

• Plays with ball

• Scribbles with a crayon

• "Helps" around the house

• Uses three words regularly

• Runs

• Puts his fingers to his mouth and says "shhh"

• Walks backward

• Adopts "no" as his favorite word

16 months

• Turns the pages of a book

• Discovers the joy of climbing

• Takes off one piece of clothing by himself

• Has temper tantrums when frustrated

• Stacks three blocks

• Gets finicky about food

• Becomes attached to a soft toy or other object

• Uses spoon or fork

• Switches from two naps to one

• Learns the correct way to use common objects (e.g., the telephone)

17 months

• Uses six words regularly

• Feeds doll

• Dances to music

• Enjoys pretend games

• Speaks more clearly

• Sorts toys by color, shape, or size

• Likes riding toys

• Throws a ball underhand

• Kicks ball forward

18 months

• Will "read" board books on his own

• Strings two words together in phrases

• Throws a ball overhand

• Scribbles well

• Brushes teeth with help

• Takes toys apart and puts them back together

• Stacks four blocks

• Shows signs of toilet training readiness

19 months

• Uses a spoon and fork

• Understands as many as 200 words

• Washes and dries own hands with help

• Runs

• Recognizes when something is wrong (e.g., calling a dog a cat)

• Points to picture or object when you call it by name

• Throws a ball underhand

• May know when she needs to pee

• Enjoys helping around the house

20 months

• Feeds doll

• Learns words at a rate of ten or more a day

• May start exploring genitals

• Takes off own clothes

• Can walk up stairs (but probably not down)

• Draws a straight line

• Dumps an object in imitation, such as throwing garbage away

• Names several body parts

21 months

• Can walk up stairs

• Throws a ball overhand

• Names simple picture in a book

• Able to set simple goals (e.g., deciding to put a toy in a certain place)

• Kicks ball forward

• Can walk down stairs

• Stacks six blocks

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