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Developmental Milestones: 6-10 Months

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This checklist is a general guideline, please remember that all children develop at different rates. Use this resource to discuss strengths and goals when working with a teacher, child specialist, or educational nanny in the home.

Developmental Checklist, 6-8 months

__________ Begins repetitive babbling (”ba,ba,ba”)? __________ Laughs out loud? __________ Associates gestures with simple words or phrases (waving for “hi” and “bye”)? __________ Uses vocal (noises) and non-vocal (pointing) communication to express interest? __________ Sits without support? __________ Sits up without help? __________ Beginning to crawl? __________ Moves toy from hand to hand with ease? __________ Grasps and pulls things towards self? __________ Distinguishes between real and fake things (real dog, stuffed animal of a dog)? __________ Expresses several different emotions? __________ Able to recognize those known and strangers? __________ Becomes sad when drops toy? __________ Enjoys pat-a-cake?

Developmental Checklist, 9-10 months

__________ Can get into sitting position? __________ Creeps/crawls? __________ Picks up small objects using thumb and forefinger? __________ Pulls cover off toy he/she has seen hidden? __________ Pulls self up? __________ Holds furniture and walks around? __________ Can control lips around cup? __________ Imitates gestures and facial expressions?