Healthy Children Milestone Category


Milestone Name Expected Age
Finds partially hidden object 7
Explores with hands and mouth 7
Struggles to get objects that are out of reach 7
Explores objects in many different ways (shaking, banging, throwing, dropping) 12
Finds hidden objects easily 12
Looks at correct picture when the image is named 12
Imitates gestures 12
Begins to use objects correctly (drinking from cup, brushing hair, dialing phone, listening to receiver) 12
Finds objects even when hidden under two or three covers 24
Begins to sort by shapes and colors 24
Begins make-believe play 24
Social and emotional milestones 24
Imitates behavior of others, especially adults and older children 24
Increasingly aware of herself as separate from others 24
Increasingly enthusiastic about company of other children 24
Demonstrates increasing independence 24
Begins to show defiant behavior 24
Increasing episodes of separation anxiety toward midyear, then they fade 24
Correctly names some colors 48
Understands the concept of counting and may know a few numbers 48
Approaches problems from a single point of view 48
Begins to have a clearer sense of time 48
Follows three-part commands 48
Recalls parts of a story 48
Understands the concept of same/different 48
Engages in fantasy play 48
Can count ten or more objects 60
Correctly names at least four colors 60
Better understands the concept of time 60
Knows about things used every day in the home (money, food, appliances) 60