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Early childhood milestones for parents in Cedar Park

Posted on 08-15-2014

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Tracking your child’s development goes beyond periodically checking their height and weight. There are a number of milestones that help a parent gauge whether their child is developing at a generally normal pace. Milestones are just guidelines, but if you are concerned about your child’s developmental rate you should contact your child’s health care professional for advice. Here are a few average milestones for young children:

12 months

Your child has completed his or her first year and is crawling and babbling words like “dada” and “mama.” At the age of 12 months, your child should be able to walk with minimal support and say a few simple words.

18 months to 2 years

By the age of 18 months, your child should be able to walk independently. He or she should be drinking from a cup, having discontinued the use of baby bottles. He or she will also be able to form simple phrases and follow basic instructions. He or she should be able to run, jump, explore, and imitate others. Your child should be aware of his or her self and surroundings.

3 to 4 years

All of your child’s baby teeth are in, and he or she has improved fine motor skills, such as holding crayons. He or she may be able to use the potty all the time and should be able to climb and sort things in shapes and colors. He or she should be speaking in sentences, and be able to ask questions. At the age of four, your child should be able to feed self-feed, run, and use the bathroom alone. He or she may starting reading and counting, and should recognize his or her own name.

5 years

Your child should have developed their physical and fine motor skills to a much higher level, be able to understand day and night and time, retell a story, take turns, role play, get dressed and make people laugh.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Cedar Park, we focus on developing your child including measuring milestones, but we know that each child is an individual and that your child will be able to develop at his or her own pace. Our AdvancED accredited program and exclusive fast track preschool curriculum has the highest educational standards. For more information, contact us today.

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