What Paige Can Do…

7 Sep

I love the charts from babycenter.com…really! I know babies grow at different rates, but it’s nice to see what Paige can do and what areas we might need to work on. Because she just turned a year, I went ahead and high-lighted everything she can do (and does do!) from 7 months to 18 months and I was more than pleasantly surprised. My little monkey is getting so grown up though!

Apparently, we need to get her some crayons 🙂


Child’s Age


Mastered Skills (most kids can do)


Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)


Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

7 months Sits without support
Drags objects toward herself
Lunges forward or starts crawling
Jabbers or combines syllables
• Starts to experience stranger anxiety
Waves goodbye
Stands while holding onto something
• Bangs objects together
• Begins to understand object permanence
8 months Says “mama” and “dada” to both parents (isn’t specific)
• Passes objects from hand to hand
Stands while holding onto something
Crawls
• Points at objects
• Searches for hidden objects
Pulls self to standing, cruises
• Picks things up with thumb-finger pincer grasp
• Indicates wants with gestures
9 months Stands while holding onto something
Jabbers or combines syllables
• Understands object permanence
Cruises while holding onto furniture
• Drinks from a sippy cup
Eats with fingers
• Bangs objects together
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
• Says “mama” and “dada” to the correct parent
10 months Waves goodbye
• Picks things up with pincer grasp
Crawls well, with belly off the ground
Says “mama” and “dada” to the correct parent
• Indicates wants with gestures
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
• Puts objects into a container
11 months • Says “mama” and “dada” to the correct parent
• Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Cruises
Understands “no”and simple instructions
• Puts objects into a container
• Says one word besides “mama” and “dada”
• Stoops from standing position
12 months Imitates others’ activities
• Indicates wants with gestures
• Takes a few steps
• Says one word besides “mama” and “dada”
Walks alone
Scribbles with a crayon
• Says two words besides “mama” and “dada”


Child’s Age

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
13 months Uses two words skillfully (e.g., “hi” and “bye”)
Bends over and picks up an object
Enjoys gazing at his reflection
Holds out arm or leg to help you dress him
• Combines words and gestures to make needs known
• Rolls a ball back and forth
14 months Eats with fingers
• Empties containers of contents
Imitates others
Toddles well
• Initiates games
• Points to one body part when asked
• Responds to instructions (e.g., “give me a kiss”)
• Uses a spoon or fork
• Matches lids with appropriate containers
Pushes and pulls toys while walking
15 months • Plays with ball
Uses three words regularly
Walks backward
Scribbles with a crayon
• Runs
• Adopts “no” as his favorite word
“Helps” around the house
• Puts his fingers to his mouth and says “shhh
16 months • Turns the pages of a book
• Has temper tantrums when frustrated
Becomes attached to a soft toy or other object
Discovers the joy of climbing
• Stacks three blocks
• Uses spoon or fork
• Learns the correct way to use common objects (e.g., the telephone)
Takes off one piece of clothing by himself
Gets finicky about food
Switches from two naps to one
17 months Uses six words regularly
• Enjoys pretend games
• Likes riding toys
Feeds doll
Speaks more clearly
Throws a ball underhand
Dances to music
• Sorts toys by color, shape, or size
Kicks ball forward
18 months Will “read” board books on his own
Scribbles well
• Strings two words together in phrases
Brushes teeth with help
• Stacks four blocks
Throws a ball overhand
• Takes toys apart and puts them back together
• Shows signs of toilet training readiness
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