Read and talk to your child.

Development Milestones

Ages 1-2 Years

  • Uses 10 or more words
  • Follows simple spoken directions, “get the ball”
  • Uses 20 or more words
  • Combines two or more words, “more juice,” “what’s that?”
  • Uses many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words, b, g, m
  • “Bounces” to music
  • Points to people, body parts or toys when asked
  • Stands alone, sits down
  • Turns pages in a book
  • Drinks from a straw
  • Feeds self with a spoon
  • Stacks 4-6 blocks
  • Walks up steps with help
  • Becomes upset when separated from parent
  • Likes to hand objects to others
  • Plays alone on floor with toys
  • Recognizes self in mirror or pictures
  • Likes to imitate others
  • Begins to show signs of independence; says “no”
  • Very possessive, has difficulty sharing
  • Finds it difficult to wait and wants it right now!
  • Uses the words “me” and “mine”
  • Enjoys looking at picture books
  • Tries to do many things alone