What Should My Child Be Doing?
The term “developmental milestones” refers to things most children can do by a certain age, like smiling for the first time, taking their first step, or waving “bye bye.” You see milestones every day when playing, talking, and interacting with your children. Every child is different and all children develop at their own pace. Some will reach milestones slightly late or early. However, if you track your child’s development, it can provide clues about how your child is developing. This shows areas where they are excelling and areas in which they may need additional support.
Tracking a child’s milestones gives families the chance to catch early signs of possible developmental delays.
Tracking milestones helps to…
- Understand your child’s developmental progress
- Identify moments to delight in your child’s growth
- Determine if your child needs extra support with a certain skill