Skills Acquiring Stages At Kid’s Different Ages

Baby’s brain weighs about one quarter (1/4) of what an adult’s brain weighs!

The brain grows very rapidly during the first several years of life. During this time, your kid is learning all sorts of new skills. Because children usually acquire developmental milestones or skills during a specific time period, we can predict when most children will learn different skills.

Childhood Development:

  • First 7 Weeks
  • Between 1½ to 3 Months
  • Between 3 to 6 Months
  • Between 6 to 9 Months
  • Between 9 to 12 Months
  • Between 1 to 2 Years
  • Between 2 to 3 Years
  • Between 3 to 5 Years
  • Between 5 to 7 Years

 

What if kid does not meet a progressive milestone?

Each kid is an individual and may meet progressive milestones a little earlier or later than his peers. You may have heard people say things like, “he/she was walking before he/she turned 9 months, much earlier than his other older siblings or relative’s kid or “she didn’t say much until she was about 2 years old and then she talked a blue streak!” This is because each kid is unique and will develop at his or her own pace.

However, there are definitely blocks of time when most children will meet a milestone. For example, children learn to walk anytime between 9 and 15 months of age. So, if your kid is 13 months of age and not yet walking, there is no need to worry if he is crawling and pulling to a stand. He has acquired the skills he needs to learn to walk and may begin walking soon. However, if you have a kid 15 months of age who is not yet walking, it would be a good idea to talk with your kid’s pediatrician to make sure there aren’t any medical or developmental problems since age 15 months is outside of the normal “window” or time period in which children learn to walk.

However, whenever you have questions, do not hesitate to ask a professional like your kid’s doctor, medical practitioner, or a trained kid behavioral specialist. There are also several clinical specialists who are specifically trained in various areas of development who can be referred. These include speech pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, developmental psychologists and audiologists.