- Can work toys with buttons, levers, and moving parts
- Copies a circle with pencil or crayon
- Turns book pages one at a time
- Builds towers of more than 6 blocks
- Screws and unscrews jar lids or turns door handle
- Climbs well
- Runs easily
- Pedals a tricycle (3-wheel bike)
- Walks up and down stairs, one foot on each step
Ideas for Learning and Growth
- Give your child an “activity box” with paper, crayons, and coloring books. Color and draw lines and shapes with your child.
- Hold your child’s hand going up and down stairs. When your child can go up and down easily, encourage them to use the railing.
- Play outside with your child. Go to the park or hiking trail. Allow your child to play freely and without structured activities.
Tell your child’s doctor or nurse if you notice any of these signs of possible developmental delay and ask for a developmental screening.
- Is missing milestones
- Falls down a lot or has trouble with stairs
- Drools or has very unclear speech
- Can’t work simple toys (such as peg boards, simple puzzles, turning handle)
- Doesn’t speak in sentences
- Doesn’t understand simple instructions
- Doesn’t play pretend or make-believe
- Doesn’t want to play with other children or with toys
- Doesn’t make eye contact
- Loses skills they once had
Download the Milestone Tracker app today!
Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with the CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from the CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun.