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Movement milestones

  • Pushes up on extended arms

  • Pulls to sitting with no head lag

  • Sits with support of his hands

  • Sits unsupported for short periods

  • Supports whole weight on legs

  • Grasps feet

  • Transfers objects from hand to hand

  • Uses raking grasp (not pincer)


Visual milestones

  • Looks for toy beyond tracking range

  • Tracks moving objects with ease

  • Grasps objects dangling in front of him

  • Looks for fallen toys


Language milestones

  • Distinguishes emotions by tone or voice

  • Responds to sound by making noise

  • Uses voice to express joy and displeasure

  • Begins syllable repetition


Cognitive milestones

  • Finds partially hidden objects

  • Explores with hands and mouth

  • Struggles to get objects that are out of reach


Social/Emotional milestones

  • Enjoys social play

  • Enjoys mirror images

  • Responds to other people's expression of emotion

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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