2-3 months

  • Lying on back, visually tracks rattle from mid-line to each side (90 deg.)
  • Looks at hands for 3 seconds
  • Tightly Grasps, holds toy for 30 seconds

4-6 months

  • On back, extends arms to reach
  • Grasps and pulls toys
  • Picks up rattle

6-8 months

  • Moves forward up to three feet using arms
  • Pulls up to sitting position
  • Sits unsupported
  • Maintains sitting balance while grasping and reaching for a toy
  • Rolls from back to stomach
  • Lifts head while on stomach

9-18 months

  • Claps hands
  • Removes socks
  • Voluntarily releases small toy
  • Isolates finger/thumb movement to pick up small item without bracing arm on table

2 years

  • Completes a simple 3 piece puzzle
  • Stacks 4-6 cubes
  • Draws a vertical line

3 years

  • Builds a bridge of 3 blocks
  • Draws a circle
  • Builds a wall of 4 blocks

3-4 years

  • Cuts paper into 2 pieces
  • Lace 3 holes
  • Draws a cross and circle with a model
  • Buttons and unbuttons
  • Uses a “tripod” grasp

5 years

  • Colors between vertical lines
  • Accurately folds piece of paper lengthwise
  • Has adequate scissor control to cut basic drawn shape
  • Draws circle and square