Arm, leg, hand movements primarily reflexive. Responds best to faces and high-pitched voices.
Holds head up. Bats at objects. Responds to speech differently than to other sounds. Begins to show memory. Laughs.
Rolls in one direction. Can reach for objects with one or both hands. Wants to hold, shake, mouth things. Imitates faces. Begins babbling.
Sits unsupported. Imitates sounds. Crawls. Claps, points, waves. Bangs two objects together. Understands "no" from your tone of voice.
Crawls with one hand full. Stands, climbs. Grasps small objects with thumb and finger. Imitates actions. Uncovers toy she saw you hide. May say "mama" and "dada."
"Cruises" furniture. Squats and stoops. Turns pages of a book (a few at a time). Recognizes words as symbols. Looks for missing object in last known location.
May walk, say two to three words. Memory is longer-term. Showing a sense of humor.
Knows use of common household objects: brush, spoon, phone. Learning to follow simple instructions.
Starting to sort by shape and color. May say as many as 15 words and try some with two syllables.
Recognizes names of people, body parts. Uses phrases. Starting to scribble.
Finds an object hidden under two or three covers. Pretends during play.
Can run, kick, stand on tiptoe. Uses two- to four-word sentences. Builds a tower of four or more blocks.
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