Milestones

Young & Energetic Generation

Newborns

A baby carried to "term" is born after 37-42 weeks of pregnancy

Babies born earlier than 37 weeks are considered "premature"

Average birth weight is 7.5 pounds, with the normal ranging from 5.5 lbs to 9 (or even 10) pounds.

Birth To 3 Months

  • Smiles, coos
  • Look at parents
  • Reacts to noises
  • Follows objects with eyes
  • Pushes up when on stomach

3 To 6 Months

  • Rolls over
  • Brings objects to mouth
  • Recognizes people
  • Fears strangers
  • Babbles
  • Shows emotion
  • Sits without support

Toddlers:

1 To 2 Years Old

  • Temper tantrums
  • Pretend Play
  • Increased Vocabulary
  • Points to body parts
  • Scribbles
  • Moves up and down steps
  • Undresses self
  • Drinks from a cup

2 to 3 Years Old

  • Independent
  • Plays with other children
  • Defiant
  • Stands on tiptoes
  • Kicks a ball
  • Runs
  • Speaks in short sentences
  • Follows two-step directions
  • Sorts objects

3 To 5 Years Old

  • Carry on conversations
  • Pedal a tricycle
  • Complete puzzles
  • Play make believe
  • Dress themselves
  • Thrive with routine
  • Walk up and down stairs, with one foot on each stair
  • Name colors and numbers
  • Uses Scissors
  • Catch a bounced ball