Developmental Milestones Articles

When it comes to development, parents may be unsure of what to expect as their child grows; “At what age should my child be walking?” “My child can say a few words, but should they be able to say more?” Walking, talking, picking up toys, playing with other children—these are known as developmental milestones. While each child develops at their own pace, there are certain milestones that most children should reach by a certain age. These articles, broken down by age range, can help parents understand what to expect and when to expect it. Each article also includes tips and strategies for supporting development, additional resources for parents, and a way for them to quickly check their child’s development, too!


Developmental Milestones for Infants

The first year with baby is filled with wonder
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Developmental Milestones for Toddlers

Moving beyond babyhood and into unique personality
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Developmental Milestones for Preschoolers

New skills prepare 3s and 4s for school and beyond
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About the Author

Writer Courtney McGee lives in Baltimore, MD, with her husband, three kids (in elementary, high school, and college), and a needy hound dog. She is a cancer survivor and marathoner/triathlete who enjoys the outdoors, icecream, and a nice quiet cup of coffee.

  • Children with Hands in the Air

    What ASQ Users are Saying

    “I like the ASQ:SE, which is an easy non-threatening tool to use to assess important social-emotional developmental milestones of the baby…. This tool lends itself well to developing educational activities to foster a healthy parenting relationship.”

    Cynthia Suire, MSN, RN, Nurse–Family Partnership Program Louisiana Office of Public Health