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Child Development Milestones

The first three years of a child's life are an amazing time of development and what happens during those years stays with a child for a lifetime. That's why it's so important to watch for signs of delays in development and to get help if there is a suspicion of problems.

Recognizing early warning signs for childhood problems can improve a child's chances for a joyful and independent future. As a child develops, their skills expand each month.  Doctors often refer to these skills as "developmental milestones."

Developmental Quick Check

By 4 months:

  • Makes sounds other than crying
  • Pays attention to faces and turns towards your voice
  • Smiles in response to others

By 6 months:

  • Rolls over by themselves
  • Sits by themselves
  • Babbles

By 9 months:

  • Waves “bye-bye”
  • Crawls on hands and knees
  • Plays pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo

By 12 months:

  • Pulling themselves up to stand
  • Imitates simple sounds
  • Picks up small objects

By 15 months:

  • Takes steps on their own
  • Says one or two words (besides Mama or Dada)
  • Takes turns

By 18 months:

  • Turns book pages and looks at pictures
  • Says more simple words and imitates words and sounds
  • Shows what they want by pointing or gesturing

By 24 months:

  • Uses “no”
  • Knows many words and puts two words together
  • Understands simple direction
  • Knows body parts

By 36 months:

  • Can run and kick a ball
  • Can say three+ word sentences
  • Enjoys playing with other children
  • Can solve simple problems

To learn more about early intervention and how to get started, visit our website.

If your child is not demonstrating these skills, please contact Achieva Early Intervention at 412.995.5000 x487 or complete the form below. 

Contact Achieva Early Intervention to see how we can help you