- Jumps, gallops, tiptoes, and runs
- Can walk backwards a long distance.
- May stumble and fall often.
- Rides a tricycle.
- Can pour from a pitcher or milk carton
using both hands.
- Undresses self, but needs help with
- Uses crayons.
- Primary teeth come in.
- Becomes more relaxed and flexible.
- Cries and hits at times.
- Quickly switches from shyness to high
spirits and back.
- May show fear of unfamiliar objects or
- May want to be a baby at times.
- Starts to talk about dreams.
- Is keenly interested in family
- Sees parents as heroes.
- Seeks approval from adults.
- Tests limits constantly.
- Often prefers to play alone.
- May have an imaginary playmate.
- Shares and takes turns occasionally.
- Quarrels with other children.
- Develops a somewhat stable concept of
- Speaks about 1,000 words.
- Starts to use pronouns in speech.
- Loves to hear stories over and over
- Enjoys learning short rhymes and
- May match or identify primary colors.
- Enjoys imaginative and imitative play.
- Can take on some very simple
- Puts toys away with adult help.
- Has attention span of no more than a
- Can choose between alternatives.
Each child is unique. It is therefore difficult to describe
exactly what should be expected at each stage of a child's
development. While certain attitudes, behaviors, and
physical milestones tend to occur at certain ages, a wide
spectrum of growth and behavior for each age is normal.
These guidelines are offered as a way of showing a general
progression through the developmental stages rather than as
fixed requirements for normal development at specific ages.
It is perfectly natural for a child to attain some
milestones earlier and other milestones later than the
If you have any concerns related to your
child's own pattern of development, check with your health