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Birth to 3 months
Turns head side to side
Startles to noise
Holds head up while on tummy
Holds rattle for 5-10 seconds
Responds to speaking voice by stopping
activity or change expression
Looks at face and eyes of person
talking to him
Gabbles, coos when talked to
3 to 6 months
Hold head steady
Reaches for toys
Rolls from back to side
Sits supported in a high chair with
back straight
Actively waves, shakes, bangs and
looks at a rattle/toy
Opens hand, plays with fingers,
puts hands to mouth
6 to 9 months
Sits without support/alone
Crawls and begins to pull up
to a standing position
Lifts cup
Holds arms out to be picked up
Stares, cries or frowns at strangers
Says "da-da", "ba-ba" and "ma-ma"
9 to 12 months
Makes stepping movement
Sits down from standing positions
Hold, bites and chews
cracker or cookie
Responds to name
Stops activity when told "no no"
Jabbers with different voice levels
12 to 15 months
Walks  5 or more steps
without falling
Scribbles in a back and
forth motion
Asks for objects by pointing
Imitates words such as
"doggie," & "bye-bye"
Uses fingers to feed self
15 to 18 months
Uses spoon with some spilling
Runs with the appearance
of a hurried walk
Scribbles spontaneously
Looks at story books
Follow simple directions
18 months to 2 years
Pushes and pulls large toys/objects
Jumps with both feet together
Refers to self by name,
uses "I", "You",
"Me" (not always correctly)
Tells toilet needs occasionally
Takes off clothes with some help
Sits in chair without help
Points to pictures in book
Speaks in two-word sentences
2 years to 2 1/2 years
Jumps from bottom step
or low heights
Builds or stacks small blocks
Dries hands without help
Points to body parts
(hair, eyes, nose, etc.)
Imitates drawing lines and circles
(not always perfectly done)
2 1/2 years to 3 years
Walks up and down
stairs holding railing
Holds pencil with thumb
and forefinger instead of fist
Joins in nursery rhymes and songs
Undresses completely without help

Source: The Early Learning Accomplishments Profile for Developmentally Young Children by M. Elayne, M. Ed