As new parents or grandparents, people want to know when will my baby crawl, talk or walk. It sometimes even becomes a competition between siblings or friends for when their children roll over or pull up to stand. One thing to keep in mind is that kiddos reach developmental milestones at various ages. There are numerous resources out there that give age ranges for reaching or achieving various developmental milestones in regards to a child’s social/emotional, language/communication, cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving), and movement/physical development.
The CDC has great resources including a checklist for developmental skills from 2 months up to 5 years of age. From smiling and paying attention to faces to holding his/her head up at 2 months to copying adults and older children, sorting colors and shapes, and beginning to run at 2 years of age. Reaching developmental milestones are exciting for both kiddos and families.
To hear more about developmental milestones along with how physical therapists can help kiddos reach those milestones and what to watch for during development that may warrant a visit to your local physical therapist, come out to Aquacare’s 20 year celebration at Milford Street in Salisbury, MD on Thursday, September 14th from 3:30-4:00 PM.
Leslie White DPT has over 9 years experience as pelvic floo and pediatric therapist. Join her on Thursday September 14th from 3:30 to 4:00 to hear a presentation on “Reaching Developmental MIlestones in Children.”
Reference:The Ages and Stages of Child Development. Child Development Institute Website. Published September 25, 2011. Accessed August 24, 2017.