Development in childhood is split into 4 major subtypes:
- Gross motor
- Fine motor and vision
- Hearing & Speech
Unfortunately I never found a more exciting or better way of learning this than rote learning the following table I made, but if you have any creative ideas feel free to let us know!
|Age||Gross Motor||Fine Motor and Vision||Hearing and Speech||Social|
|Birth||Startles||Quiets to voice|
|6-8 weeks||Head can be briefly held up||Fixes and follows 90 degrees||Vocalises||Social smile|
|3 months||Can hold head up.|
Loss of palmar grasp reflex.
|Reaches to grasp.|
Holds a rattle.
Can fix and follow to 180 degrees.
|Turns to sound||Laughs|
|4-5 months||Reaches out for toys||Plays, hands together.||Squeals||Excited by food|
|6-9 months||Lifts head spontaneously.|
Sits without support.
|Transfers objects from hand to hand.||Babbles.|
Turns to voice.
|Stranger awareness develops.|
|10-12 months||Cruises furniture||Immature pincer grip||Double syllable babble.||Waves "bye-bye".
|13 months||Walks, aided||Neat pincer grip||Single words||Understands "no".
Gives up a toy.
|15 months||Walks alone||To and fro scribble||Domestic mimicry.
|18 months||Runs||Can build a 3-block tower||Points to 1 body part||Drinks from a cup.
Asks for food/drink.
|2 years||Jumps with 2 feet together.|
Can build a tower of 6-7 bricks.
|Speaks 2 word sentences.|
Can name 2 body parts.
|Has difficulty sharing.
Can feed self with spoon.
|3 years||Rides a tricycle.|
Can go up and down stairs.
|Can build a tower of 9-10 bricks.|
Can make a train of bricks.
Can copy a circle.
|Can say name, age, sex.|
Asks "What's that?".
Counts to 10.
Can name 5 body parts.
|Mostly toilet trained by day.
Can dress with help and undress self.
Can take turns.
|4 years||Can stand on one leg||Can copy a square or a cross.|
Can build a 10-block tower.
Uses past tense.
Can count to 20.
|Dresses with help.
Parallel play with other children.
|5 years||Skips||Draws a man.|
Copies a triangle.
|Knows colours, age, address.||Names a friend.
Comforts in distress.