CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHART
|Age |Physical Development |Intellectual/Cognitive Development |Language Development |Social/ Emotional/ Behavioural |Moral Development | | | | | |Development | | | |Reflexes – Swallowing |Visually alert – follows adult movements|Sudden loud noises distress provoking |Fixes eyes unblinking on mother’s face |Looks for reassurance and security, | |Birth |Rooting - Grasp – Startle – Walking & |within visual field – watches movement |blinking -crying and turning away. Cries|when feeding – begins to react to |responds well to cuddles and pleasing | |to |Standing – Falling |of own hands engages in finger play |when uncomfortable. |familiar situations – smiles – coos and |reaction from carer, makes noises of | |3 months |Moves head deliberately –waves arms – |shows excitement at sounds of voices, | |makes excited movements |delight when care routines are carried | | |kicks legs vigorously |footsteps, bathwater etc. | | |out, starts to build a bond with carer. | | | | | | | | | |Turns from back to side |Follows movements of large and smaller | |Smiles, engages and vocalises with |Show joy by smiling, cooing and laughing| |3 Months |Sits with support-Rolls over-Holds and |objects- Very curious, easily distracted|Vocalises when spoken to and when alone-|carer- |when fed comfortable or safe. | |to |shakes small items- |by movements- |Understands ‘no’ and ‘bye-bye’- |Shows fear of strangers and distress at | | |6 Months |Pushes head, neck and chest off floor |Immediately fixes sight on small objects|Vocalises for communication, shouts for |separation from carer- | | | |with arms when on front |close by and reaches out to grasp |attention |Seeks attention- | | | | |them-Puts everything in mouth- | | | | | | | | | | | | | |Looks in correct direction for falling |Makes singsong vowel sounds, for example|Recognises familiar and unfamiliar |crying when distressed or | |6 Months |Reaches out for toys when sitting- |toy-Watches toys fall from hand within |‘aah-aah’- Vocalises when spoken to and |faces- |unhappy-Realises someone will comfort | |to |May crawl or shuffle-...
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