Early Developmental milestones are the building blocks of growth and development that build upon one another to give a child all the skills and knowledge they need to thrive.
Milestones are merely guidelines that offer families and professionals an idea of how the majority of kids are developing. There is a wide increment of time for each stage, so if your child does not meet a milestone at the beginning, don’t worry! There is still time. Each child grows at his or her own pace.
When is it time to worry? What should you expect? What kind of play experiences can you provide to help promote these skills? A developmental specialist can guide you through all of these stages and assist you in providing your child with additional support in areas where they show a deficit.
Every child develops differently, but in the following pages are general guidelines that professionals follow to ensure that your child is progressing with these foundational skills.