Watch and Help Me Grow
Skills such as smiling at a familiar face, babbling, and throwing a ball are signals that your child is developing on track. Although kids develop skills at different times, there are some expected age ranges for reaching these goals. Our Watch and Help Me Grow booklet provides a timeline of when children generally learn new skills and you can use that as a resource until your child is five years old. Remember, each child develops on their own timeline and not all children meet each milestone at the same time. Some children will gain several new motor skills without developing new language skills or vice versa. This is typical as long as the child begins to master new skills in the other areas within a month or two.
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Supporting Your Child’s Development
Children frequently learn through imitation and modeling, so provide many examples of the behavior that you would like to see from your child. If you have concerns about your child’s development, share them with your child’s physician, providing specific examples of what your child does well and when your child seems to struggle. You can track your child’s development and find suggestions for age-appropriate activities at the following websites:
If your child’s development is on track, a developmental screening can help you to identify your child’s areas of strength. Your child’s doctor or child care provider can help you find ways to continue to support your child’s development. Ask your child’s medical provider, preschool or child care provider about developmental screenings for your child.
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