top of page



Movement milestones

  • Walks alone

  • Pulls toys behind him while walking

  • Carries large toy or several toys while walking

  • Begins to run stiffly

  • Walks into ball

  • Climbs unto and down from furniture unsupported

  • Walks up and down stairs holding on to support


Hand and Finger milestones

  • Scribbles spontaneously

  • Turns over container to pour out contents

  • Builds tower of four blocks or more


Language milestones

  • Points to object or picture when it's named for her

  • Recognizes names of familiar people, objects, and body parts

  • Says several single words

  • Uses two word sentences

  • Follows simple, one-step instructions

  • Repeats words overheard in conversations


Cognitive milestones

  • Finds objects even when hidden under 2 or 3 covers

  • Begins to sort shapes and colors

  • Begins make-believe play


Social/Emotional milestones

  • Imitates behavior of others, especially adults and older children

  • Becomes increasingly enthusiastic about company or other children

  • Demonstrates increasing independence

  • Begins to show defiant behavior

  • Episodes of separation anxiety increase toward midyear, then fade

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.

bottom of page