What children can do: birth to age 1
Grasp objects with the whole hand;
Roll over, crawl and walk;
Point at people and things;
Babble, coo and begin using first words.
What children can do: 12 to 18 months
Sit on your lap listening to stories;
Push and pull toys;
Follow simple directions.
What children can do: 18 to 24 months
Say some two-word phrases, such as More milk!;
Drink from a cup;
Put items in a container and dump them out.
What children can do: age 2
Climb stairs without help;
Stack objects on top of each other;
Say, No and What’s That?;
Name people and things in picture books.
What children can do: age 3
Jump in place;
Turn pages of a book;
Say nursery rhymes and sing songs;
What children can do: age 4
Hop on one foot;
Draw simple shapes;
Make silly words and sounds;
Cooperate with friends and play group games.
What children can do: age 5
Cut on a line with scissors;
Catch a ball;
Sort objects by color, type and shape;
Make up jokes and riddles.