Developmental Milestones Essay

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Developmental Milestones: Birth to Age Three Unit 4 CE114-03 Developmental Milestones Children grow and develop at different rates; however, most pass through an identifiable skill “set” along the way. These skills, called developmental milestones, build on each other, from simple to complex, during predictable time periods for most children. Milestone charts, such as one provided below, represent a timetable for mastery of some developmental milestones for a certain age group. DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES: BIRTH TO AGE THREE | Birth to Age 1 | Age 1 to Age 2 | Age 2 to Age 3 | Physical and Motor | At age of one month: * Raise their heads slightly when lying on their stomachsAt age of three months: * Show vigorous…show more content…
is in sight) * Form attachments to transitional objects such as blankets and stuffed animals * Engages in back and forth interactions with parents and other caregivers * Show anxiety when approach by a stranger * May show separation anxiety when a parent or caregiver leaves the room | * Enjoys being with other children but does not understand taking turns or sharing * Is likely to select one or two special friends * Become more independent and may feel ready to move away from their attachment figure * Act out to seek attention * Expresses anger or frustration by throwing tantrums * Engages in two-person or group games * Demonstrates affection by hugging and/or kissing | * May quarrel with other children about who gets to play with a particular toy * Uses pretend play as a way of initiating friendship * May still use transitional objects to overcome fears * Enjoys cooperative play * Learns to share with others * Makes other meaningful relationships as their social world expands | Cognitive and Language | At age of one month: * Briefly watch objects * Has different sounding cries that indicate hunger, distress and other needs and wantsAt age of three months: * Follow a moving person with their eyes * Recognize a bottle or breast * Responds to and imitates facial expressions of others * Capable of communicating feelings, wants, and needs through smiles and criesAt age of six months: * Turn to locate and identify sounds
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