Getting to know your child’s milestones is as simple as playing with your child.
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “hi” are called developmental milestones. As children grow, they reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. While all children grow and change at their own rate, experts on child development target a window of time when a child may reach each milestone.
To review milestones below, click on the age you want to learn more about.
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Other Ways to Help Your Child’s Development
Talk, Read and Sing with your child to keep them engaged and encourage healthy development. Find fun activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers here.
Continue to track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years using our website, or with CDC’s easy-to-use mobile app. Download the app here.
Learn More with a Developmental Screening
To get a more in-depth picture of how your child is developing, we invite you to take a free developmental screening.