CDC Milestone Category

Movement/Physical Development

Milestone Name Expected Age
Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy 2
Makes smoother movements with arms and legs 2
Holds head steady, unsupported 4
Pushes down on legs when feet are on a hard surface 4
May be able to roll over from tummy to back 4
Can hold a toy and shake it and swing at dangling toys 4
Brings hands to mouth 4
When lying on stomach, pushes up to elbows 4
Rolls over in both directions (front to back, back to front) 6
Begins to sit without support 6
When standing, supports weight on legs and might bounce 6
Rocks back and forth, sometimes crawling backward before moving forward 6
Stands, holding on 9
Can get into sitting position 9
Sits without support 9
Pulls to stand 9
Crawls 9
Gets to a sitting position without help 12
Pulls up to stand, walks holding on to furniture (“cruising”) 12
May take a few steps without holding on 12
May stand alone 12
Walks alone 18
May walk up steps and run 18
Pulls toys while walking 18
Can help undress herself 18
Drinks from a cup 18
Eats with a spoon 18
Stands on tiptoe 24
Kicks a ball 24
Begins to run 24
Climbs onto and down from furniture without help 24
Walks up and down stairs holding on 24
Throws ball overhand 24
Makes or copies straight lines and circles 24
Climbs well 36
Runs easily 36
Pedals a tricycle (3-wheel bike) 36
Walks up and down stairs, one foot on each step 36
Swings and climbs 60
Hops and stands on one foot up to 2 seconds 48
Catches a bounced ball most of the time 48
Pours, cuts with supervision, and mashes own food 48
Stands on one foot for 10 seconds or longer 60
Hops; may be able to skip 60
Can do a somersault 60
Uses a fork and spoon and sometimes a table knife 60
Can use the toilet on her own 60