Social Milestones

From Birth to Age 6

Birth to Age One

- During the first few months babies begin to smiles and imitate sounds and facial expressions

- After a few months of birth babies begin to respond to their names.

- At 10 to 12 months babies should know at least 10 words

Still Face Experiment: Dr. Edward Tronick

Ages One to Two

- Toddlers being to imitate people (parents, relatives, strangers)

- Shy or anxious with strangers.

- Try to use new words, understanding simple pronouns ( me, my, you)


Erik Erikson's Theory:

Crisis: Trust vs. Mistrust

Favorable Outcome: Faith in the environment and future events

Unfavorable Outcome: Suspicion, fear of future events

Twelve Month Baby Development Stages & Milestones | Help Me Grow MN

Ages Two to Three

- Use two or three phases

- parents can understand 50% of the child's speech

- Ask where near what questions

- Understand simple concepts (colours, space and time)


Erik Erikson's Theory:

Crisis: Autonomy vs. Doubt

Favorable Outcome: A sense of self-control and adequacy

Unfavorable Outcome: Feelings of shame and self-doubt

Two Year Old Child Development Stages & Milestones | Help Me Grow MN

Ages Three to Four

- Understands the concept of mine and yours

- Understands the difference between boys and girls

- 250 to 500 words.

- Say His or her name

- Answer simple questions

- Tell stories


Erik Erikson's Theory:

Crisis: Initiative vs. Guilt

Favorable Outcome: Ability to be a "self-starter," to initiate one's own activities.

Unfavorable Outcome: A sense of guilt and inadequacy to be on one's own

Three Year Old Child Development Stages & Milestones | Help Me Grow MN

Ages Four to Five

- Wants to please and be like others

- uses future tense

- Says name and address

- Speaks sentences of more than five words

Four Year Old Child Development Stages & Milestones | Help Me Grow MN

Ages Five to Six

- Enjoys interacting with other children

- Establishes friendships with other children

- Wants to be more like her friends


Erik Erikson's Theory:

Crisis: Industry vs. Inferiority

Favorable Outcome: Ability to learn how things work, to understand and organize.

Unfavorable Outcome: A sense of inferiority at understanding and organizing.

Five Year Old Development Stages & Milestones | Help Me Grow MN
Infant Developmental Milestones [UndergroundMed]
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