Stages of child development

Stages of child development

The stages of the development of the child from the first day until the age of 6 years


First smiles in 2-3 months, the first steps between 12 and 24 months, from 2 years begin fantasy games, while at the age of five begins to distinguish between reality and fantasy


When a child is born, ask parents what they should expect from their growth: when they see that they smile for the first time, when they say the first words, when the walk begins


Clearly, there are no "fixed moments" in which certain things should occur: there is no specific month in which all children should learn or walk or grab a spoon, yet there are stages of growth: periods of time when children tend to acquire certain skills, The following are the main stages of child development, from birth to the first day of school



The stages of development of the child from birth until the age of 6 years

This is an outline of these stages, divided by different abilities movement, language, relationship and knowledge


If the child has some minor anomalies with respect to this scheme, there is nothing to worry about: this may be a natural individual fluctuation


However, if you do not feel comfortable it is best not to stay with the doubt: just consult a pediatrician, who will evaluate the situation and advise what to do


Child development from 0 to 3 months

The movement 

Gradually increase the ability to control the head, which gradually managed to withstand, as it begins to lift when it is on the stomach

In addition to a gradual increase in the ability to bring hands to the mouth

Hearing, sight and language

He begins to follow familiar faces such as the mother's face

When he cries, he can be calmed by talking to him, offering him something to suck (breast, sucker, and bottle of feeding) and some children put her hand in her mouth

Interacts with sounds

Begins with some extinctions

Child development in 3-4-5 months

The movement

The child begins to lift the head and move it to the sides, even on his stomach is moving his head in all directions, at this stage you can start pressing the elbows and move it

He begins to understand things, moves them, and brings them to his mouth

Hearing, sight and language

Begins to respond to the voice of those close to it

Smiling spontaneously, especially for people who constantly bet

Start counting sounds and interact with the mother's voice in particular

Follow moving objects

It begins by recognizing faces and familiar objects, even from a distance

Child development in 5-6-7 months

The movement

Start sitting with or without support

My stomach folds the knees when resting on a firm surface

Grab things, both with left and right, and bring them to his mouth

Hearing, sight and language

Recognizes the familiar faces and begins to behave differently than usual when found among strangers

He likes to play with others, especially parents

Responds to the feelings of others and often looks happy

Loves to look in the mirror

He becomes very curious about games and objects, and tends to touch them and explore them

He begins to answer and pay attention to his name

Responds to sounds when released

Child development in 8-9-10 months

The movement

Start winding, crawling, and sitting alone without help

He starts supporting his weight on the legs, and in some cases on his feet

He moves things and toys from hand to hand, and he is able to hold things in his hand a little bit

Hearing, sight and language

He responds to his name

Sometimes be afraid of strangers

He starts playing and asks for his favorite games very much

He is attracted to semi-solid foods and tries to reach them immediately with his hand to put them in his mouth

Begin to imitate familiar gestures (frowns and applause, hi

Imitating and repeating small strings of sounds

Child development in 11-12-13 months

The movement


Stands and takes side steps, walks reclining on furniture or independently

Grab things in a more coordinated way

Start using a teaspoon alone at food

Take off his socks

Tighten your arms or legs while you are wearing your clothes

He is timid or nervous in the presence of strangers

Hearing, sight and language

Fear can appear in some circumstances

He extends a book to his parents (or her sponsor) when he wants to hear a story

Often he cries when his mother or father disappears

Start using things correctly (comb to comb, phone to connect)

He starts by saying "Mom" and "Dad" and mentions some other words

 Child development in 18 to 24 months

The movement

He walks independently, manages, and overcomes small obstacles

He pulls objects while walking

He can drink water, juice and milk from the bottle and eat with a spoon alone

He goes up and down on the furniture without help, going up and down the stairs without support

He takes off his clothes alone

Hearing, sight, language and knowledge

Interest begins with peers (who usually raise their presence) and adults

He can play alone for a while

Show affection towards family members

The adventure explores things, if the parents stay close

Indicates the show and request

Say some words and use simple sentences, a few words

Responds, even by gestures, to questions about it

He understands what others are saying

Performs small commands (eg sitting request)

Child development in 30-36 months

The movement

Up and down the stairs alternating feet (one for each step), jump

Draw the pencil and hold it properly, stick things, use scissors

He can complete small puzzles and build small towers

He can copy circles by pencil


Show new emotions such as shame, pride, aggression, possession

Mixing with adults and peers, carrying out activities in cooperation with other children, and recognizing rules (knows how to wait for his role to get to the game)

Combine shapes; learn colors and parts of the body

He knows how to wear his clothes

Begins by forming an idea of ​​the gender difference

He begins to know each other his sex, his personality, his skills, as he feels in the world

Understand the numerical concept "2

Hearing, sight and language

Speak in a way understandable even to outsiders

It starts with using some grammatical rules

He answers the questions

Explains small stories or parts of the story

 Child development in 3-4-5 years

The movement

Skip and manage Stay on one foot for a few seconds

He can catch the ball standing

He can manipulate his food (mixing, casting) to some extent true

Use the scissors well


Start doing new things

He always has more creativity in fantasy games

He cannot always distinguish between fantasy and reality

He likes to play with other children

It begins by grasping the idea of ​​time correctly

Expect the events of the story he knows

Hearing, sight and language

News stories

Remember songs or poems by heart

 Child development in 6 years

The movement

He manages his food and personal hygiene on its own


He begins to understand and explain clearly and correctly, as he tries to control the world around him

Begins to distinguish between fantasy and reality

He increases his curiosity about the differences

Improve the ability to cooperate and follow the rules

Draw the human figure in more detail

Enhance the understanding of a variety of shapes, colors and sequences

Hearing, sight and language

Start counting and recognizing letters and words

He can tell stories and experiences

The photo of a little angel called  "Nisanisam"

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