Healthy Children Milestone Category


Milestone Name Expected Age
Raises head and chest when lying on stomach 3
Supports upper body with arms when lying on stomach 3
Stretches legs out and kicks when lying on stomach or back 3
Opens and shuts hands 3
Pushes down on legs when feet are placed on a firm surface 3
Brings hand to mouth 3
Takes swipes at dangling objects with hands 3
Grasps and shakes hand toys 3
Rolls both ways (front to back, back to front) 7
Sits with, and then without, support of her hands 7
Supports her whole weight on her legs 7
Reaches with one hand 7
Transfers object from hand to hand 7
Uses raking grasp (not pincer) 7
Gets to sitting position without assistance 12
Crawls forward on belly by pulling with arms and pushing with legs 12
Assumes hands-and-knees position 12
Creeps on hands and knees supporting trunk on hands and knees 12
Gets from sitting to crawling or prone (lying on stomach) position 12
Pulls self up to stand 12
Walks holding on to furniture 12
Stands momentarily without support 12
May walk two or three steps without support 12
Walks alone 24
Pulls toys behind her while walking 24
Carries large toy or several toys while walking 24
Begins to run 24
Stands on tiptoe 24
Kicks a ball 24
Climbs onto and down from furniture unassisted 24
Walks up and down stairs holding on to support 24
Hops and stands on one foot up to five seconds 48
Goes upstairs and downstairs without support 48
Kicks ball forward 48
Throws ball overhand 48
Catches bounced ball most of the time 48
Moves forward and backward with agility 48
Stands on one foot for ten seconds or longer 60
Hops, somersaults 60
Swings, climbs 60
May be able to skip 60
Makes jerky, quivering arm thrusts 1
Brings hands within range of eyes and mouth 1
Moves head from side to side while lying on stomach 1
Head flops backward if unsupported 1
Keeps hands in tight fists 1
Strong reflex movements 1