How your child plays, speaks, and moves tell us a lot about their development. Developmental milestones are things that most children can do at a certain stage. These developmental milestones can be broken down into five stages:
The following milestones for each age group can serve as an indicator as to how your child is developing in their early years:
By 3 months:
By their 1st birthday:
By their 3rd birthday:
By their 4th birthday (School ready):
By their 5th birthday:
Every child is different and these guidelines are going to vary from child to child. Parents really do know best, if you are worried that your child is not reaching these milestones, contact your doctor with your concerns. The earlier the intervention the better, so don’t be afraid to voice your worries to a professional.