Your child’s development journey includes several developmental milestones.

Age Milestones

Up to 6 months

  • Mimics sound
  • zz
  • Begins to sit without support
  • Likes to play with others, especially parents
  • Responds to own name
  • Strings vowels together when babbling (“ah”, “eh”,”oh”)

Up to 12 months (1 year)

  • Uses simple gestures such as shaking head for saying no
  • Waving “bye-bye.”
  • Imitates gestures
  • Responds to simple spoken requests
  • Says “mama” and “dada”
  • Pulls up to stand

Up to 18 months (1 ½ year)

  • Plays simple pretend, such as feeding doll
  • Points to show others something interesting
  • Knows what ordinary things are for (e.g. telephone, spoon)
  • Says several simple words
  • Walks alone

Up to 2 years

  • Says sentences with 2 to 4 words
  • Gets excited when with other kids
  • Follows simple instructions
  • Kicks a ball
  • Points to things when they are names

Up to 3 years

  • Copies adults and friends (like running when they see other children run)
  • Carries a conversation using 2 o 3 sentences
  • Climbs well
  • Plays make-believe with dolls, animals and people
  • Shows affection for friends without prompting

Up to 4 years

  • Hops and stands on one foot for up to 2 seconds
  • Prefers playing with other children rather than playing alone
  • Tells stories
  • Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts
  • Plays cooperatively



  1. Centers for disease Control. Track Your Child’ s Developmental Milestones [Internet]. Available at: Accessed on Feb 26, 2020.