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While every child develops at their own pace, here are some general physical developmental milestones (adapted from CDC):

Infants (0-12 months):

  • Holds head up when lying on stomach (2 months)
  • Pushes up onto elbows/forearms when on stomach (4 months)
  • Rolls from stomach to back and vice versa (6 months)
  • Pushes up with straight arms when on stomach (6 months)
  • Leans on hands to support themself when sitting (6 months)
  • Gets to a sitting position by themselves (9 months)
  • Sits without support (9 months)
  • Pulls up to stand (12 months)
  • Walks, holding onto furniture (12 months)

Toddlers (1-3 years):

  • Takes a few steps on his own (15 months)
  • Walks independently (18 months)
  • Climbs on and off a couch or chair without help (18 months) 
  • Throws and kicks a ball (24 months) 
  • Runs (24 months)
  • Walks up a few stairs with assistance (24 months) 
  • Jumps off the ground with both feet (30 months) 
  • Pedals a tricycle (3 years)
  • Walks up a few stairs independently (3 years)
  • Catches a large ball (4 years)
  • Stands on one foot for a short time (4 years)
  • Skips with alternating feet (5 years)
  • Hops on 1 foot (5 years)
  • Jumps rope (6-7 years)
  • Rides a bicycle independently (7-8 years)
  • Throws and catches a ball with precision (8-9 years)
  • Skates, rollerblades, or skateboards (8-10 years)
  • Performs more complex gross motor skills, such as running, jumping, and skipping with ease and coordination

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