DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES 2018-10-16T17:39:55+00:00

 Developmental milestones are skills that most children learn at certain ages.

Developmental milestones can give parents a guide for what their child will be learning next. Each child learns at his or her own pace, but keeping an eye on your child’s development is a good idea.

  • Gross motor: Using large groups of muscles to sit, stand, walk, run, etc., keeping balance, and changing positions.
  • Fine motor: Using hands to be able to eat, draw, dress, play, write, and pick up small objects such as puzzle pieces.
  • Language: Speaking, using body language and gestures, communicating, and understanding what others say.
  • Cognitive: Thinking skills including learning, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning, and remembering.
  • Social/Emotional: Interacting with others, having relationships with family, friends, and teachers, cooperating, and responding to the feelings of others.


If you are concerned about your child’s development, talk to your doctor or health care provider. If you think that your child may have a developmental delay, you can learn more by visiting the Early On website or by calling (989) 667-3240.

Zero to Three

For information on developmental milestones for your child from birth to age 3.

American Academy of Pediatrics