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Movement milestones

  • Raises head and cheek when lying on stomach

  • Supports upper body with arms when lying on stomach

  • Stretches legs out when lying on stomach or back

  • Opens and shuts hands

  • Pushes down on his legs when his feet are placed on a firm surface


Visual milestones

  • Watches face intently

  • Follows moving objects

  • Recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance

  • Starts using hands and eyes in coordination


Hearing and Speech milestones

  • Smiles at the sound of voice

  • Enjoys cooing noises and vocal play

  • Attends to sound

  • Startles to loud noise


Social/Emotional milestones

  • Begins to develop a social smile

  • Enjoys playing with other people and may cry when play stops

  • Becomes for communicative and expressive with face and body

  • Imitates some movements and facial expressions

Remember, all children develop differently, and  these are general milestones meant as a guidleine.  However, if you have any concerns that your child may be dealyed in one or more of these areas,  you can click HERE to visit West Virginia Birth to Three and make a referal, or call 1-866-321-4728.

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