What’s happening at this age?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the first three years of your child’s life are very special – they are full of rapid transition and growth.
- How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts provides important clues about your child’s development.
- You will experience a lot of firsts: first smile, first words, and first steps.
- Your child will be growing and developing every day.
- As your child becomes a more independent toddler, more defiant behavior is exhibited.
- The early years set the foundation for healthy development.
Below are lists of developmental milestones – things that most children can do at these ages – as well as signs of possible developmental delays at this age according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To download the full checklist of developmental milestone from ages 2 months to 5 years old and delays to look out for,
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What if I notice a delay?
If you are concerned about any developmental delays your child may be experiencing, ask your child’s doctor or nurse, or talk with someone in your community who is familiar with services for infants and toddlers in your area.
How important are regular screenings?
The checklists you find here are not a substitute for standardized, validated developmental screening tools such as those that might be administered by your child’s doctor. Ask your child’s doctor about his or her developmental screening.