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Cumming child care: Infant development month by month

Posted on 10-07-2014

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Infant development is generally measured in terms of milestones and, although every child develops at a different pace, these milestones can help prepare you for his or her changing developmental needs:

Milestones for months 0-3:

In these months, your child will become strong enough to lift and turn his or her head as well as stretch out their arms and legs. Your child’s motor control, while clumsy, will start to develop as he or she begins to open his or her hands and make gestures. Your child will also begin to smile, make their first sounds, and enjoy eye contact with you.

Milestones for months 4-6:

During this time, your child develops depth perception and is also able to see more clearly objects that are more than 12 inches away. Your child will start to track objects as they move and reach with both hands towards people and objects. Your infant will learn to sit with support and make plenty of pre-verbal babbling, cooing and squeaking sounds.

Milestones for months 7-10:

Your child will develop stronger motor skills and learn how to stand with assistance while bearing their own weight. Your child will enjoy bouncing while standing and holding onto you or holding onto furniture. Other motor abilities include holding objects with a single hand, banging on surfaces and using a grip to pick up objects. Your child will also start to respond to their name as well as understand emotions and the word no. By ten months, your child will be crawling and exploring. He or she may also say his or her first word.

Milestones for months 11-12:

Your child will be able to stand and move independently and will navigate between pieces of furniture that offer support. Your child will be able to manipulate objects more easily and express emotions more clearly, especially happiness and frustration. He or she will also show independence and affection. By 12 months, your child probably will take his or her first steps and will enjoy repeating words.

Much of infant development is driven through play and age-appropriate toys that can help your child to refine these skills. Stores like the Lollipop Toy Store offer a wide selection of toys to that your child will love.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Cumming, we offer an innovative infant learning program that provides your child with exceptional developmental support. Our program is designed to provide your child with all the stimulation required to maximize optimal mental and physical development.

For more information, contact us today.

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