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573 Consumers Ave. Palatine, IL 60074

Stages Of Development

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Developmental Milestone:

18-24 Months

  • Learning self confidence and self control
  • Often shy
  • May tantrum due to an inability to communicate
  • Needs lots of repetition and one-on-one attention for learning
  • Understands simple one-step directions (may need help in executing directions)
  • Limited attention span
  • Able to memorize simple songs and games
  • Uses their bodies and senses to interpret new information
  • Working on developing gross motor skills such as walking, running, squatting
  • Limited ability to throw, kick and roll balls
  • Learning balancing movements

Developmental Milestone:

24-36 Months

  • Shy
  • Plays alongside peers rather than with peers
  • Possessive (doesn’t fully understand the concept of sharing)
  • Easily frustrated
  • Needs transitions from one activity to the next
  • Increased curiosity and understanding of how things work, asks a lot of questions
  • Improved memory, can follow 2-step directions (will still need help with execution)
  • Improved language
  • Building sense of independence
  • Counts
  • Better sense of self control, though still impulsive
  • Can walk up and down stairs
  • Can walk on tip toes
  • Can walk backwards, kick a ball forwards
  • Hops on one foot
  • Can throw a ball overhead and attempt to catch large balls
  • Experiments through senses (touch, smell, etc)

Developmental Milestone:

3-4 Years

  • Enjoys playing with other children
  • Increased importance of peer relations
  • Attention seeking
  • Loves to talk, be silly and tell jokes
  • May have jealous feelings
  • Begins to understand danger, so may be fearful
  • Loves creative/dramatic play and learns best through using those means
  • Speaks in complex sentences and is able to understand more complex directions
  • Learning to initiate action
  • Has an increased desire to do things on their own
  • Becomes less impulsive
  • Has an eagerness for adventure, in imaginative and curious
  • Mastering running kicking, throwing, hopping and jumping
  • Hops on one foot
  • Able to kick a ball forward with intention

Developmental Milestone:

5 Years

  • Likes to try new things
  • Likes to show off, is often boasting and seeks approval from adults
  • Knows right from wrong
  • Understands sharing, but doesn’t always want to share
  • May express anger and frustration physically
  • May be exclusive in terms of playing with others
  • May get embarrassed when they make a mistake
  • Improved attention span and ability to concentrate
  • Can follow more complex instruction
  • Improved vocabulary and better grasp of language
  • Likes to reason or argue
  • Loves dramatic play and is more elaborate with fantasy play
  • Interested in cause and effect
  • Has basic understanding of time
  • Runs well, gallops, skips, hops
  • Improved balance, can balance on one foot
  • Is now capable of more complex body coordination skills

Developmental Milestone:

6-9 Years

  • Peer world is expanding and is more important to them
  • May compare themselves to others
  • May have a strong desire to do things well/right and be upset with failure
  • Find criticism difficult to handle
  • View things in very black and white terms (good or bad, right or wrong)
  • Continue to be self-centered
  • May be preoccupied with rules
  • Though children at these ages aren’t able to think and act like adults do, they do possess skills to understand and follow more complex instruction
  • Need concrete examples (detailed description or actual demonstration) with instruction
  • Increased attention span
  • Good sense of balance
  • Fine motor skills are improving
  • Can catch and throw balls (ability improves with age)
  • Enjoys testing muscle strength
545 Consumers Ave.Palatine, IL 60074
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