Social Development Milestones

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Social Development Milestones
2013-10-22 16:54:13

Social Development Milestones
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  1. 1 Month
    • Coos and babbles
    • May cry a lot, but quiets down when he sees the caregiver's face, hears the caregiver's voice, or is lifted or touched
  2. 2-3 Months
    • Maintains brief eye contact while being feed
    • Makes different crying sounds for different needs
    • Begins to smile and show excitement
    • Eyes can follow moving objects
    • Wants companionship
    • May like being tickled
    • Can tell a smile from a frown
  3. 4-6 Months
    • Turns to sound of familiar voices
    • Laughs, squeals,and babbles
    • Can tell the difference between family members
    • Reaches out to play
    • May cry when left alone
  4. 7-8 Months
    • Tries to imitate sounds made by adults
    • Plays alone and plays longer with other people and toys
    • Enjoys other children
    • Begins to experience stranger anxiety and clings to familiar caregivers
  5. 9-10 Months
    • Responds to "no" and own name
    • Says simply words, such as "no", "bye-bye", "dada", and "mama"
    • Objects if a toy is taken away
    • Crawls around to look for parents
    • Enjoys playing peek-a-boo and sound games
  6. 11-12 Months
    • Uses the words "Dada" and "Mama" to refer to specific people
    • Uses gestures as well as simple body language
    • Shows stronger likes and dislikes
    • Spends time looking in mirrors