Developmental Checklist For Young Children


At age 1 month, most children can . . .

  • Raise head slightly when lying on stomach
  • Briefly watch objects
  • Make "noise in throat" sounds
  • Pull away from a cloth or blanket on face


At age 4 months, most children can . . .

  • Lift head and chest when lying on stomach
  • Show vigorous body movement
  • Follow a moving person with eyes
  • Recognize a bottle or breast
  • Smile when someone speaks to them


At age 6 months, most children can . . .

  • Sit with minimal support
  • Roll from back to stomach
  • Turn to locate and identify objects
  • Crawl
  • Transfer objects from hand to hand and from hand to mouth
  • Respond to friendly speech with smile or coo


At age 9 months, most children can . . .

  • Sit without aid and change position
  • Respond to their names
  • Say "mama" and "dada"
  • Respond to familiar people


At age 12 months, most children can . . .

  • Pull to stand and may step with support
  • Pick things up with thumb and one finger
  • Nod head to signal "yes"
  • Give affection
  • Say two to three words


At age 15 months, most children can . . .

  • Walk without support
  • Do some self-feeding
  • Drink from a cup held by someone
  • Use four or five words
  • Vocalize and make their voices go up and down


At age 18 months, most children can . . .

  • Use five to ten words
  • Understand simple directions
  • Climb up or down one stair
  • Walk (maybe run a bit)
  • Mark on paper with crayons


At age 2, most children can . . .

  • Hand over toys upon request
  • Kick a large ball
  • Turn pages in a book (2 or 3 at a time)
  • Ask for items by name
  • Recognize a familiar picture and know if it is upside down


At age 3, most children can . . .

  • Walk up stairs while holding the railing
  • Stand momentarily on one foot
  • Open doors
  • Unbutton large buttons
  • Verbalize toilet needs
  • Stack objects of different sizes


At age 4, most children can . . .

  • Hop in place
  • Ride a tricycle
  • Copy a circle
  • Say their last name and age
  • Respond verbally to "Hi" and "How are you?"
  • Wash their hands by themselves
  • Throw balls from above their heads
  • Begin to play with other children
  • Point to six basic colors when asked to


At age 5, most children can . . .

  • Run on their tiptoes
  • Recognize their names in print
  • Play cooperatively with others
  • Put their shoes on the correct feet
  • Use sentences with correct grammar, such as "May I go to the store?" and "I want a big cookie"
  • Understand "yesterday" and "tomorrow"


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Amherst Pediatric Associates

25 Hopkins Rd

Williamsville, NY 14221

716-632-8050

(716) 632-2297

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Monday - Friday:

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday:

Nurse available by phone 8 - 10am

Sunday:

Closed

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Friday:

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday:

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Sunday:

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