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Health Tip: Milestones to Look for by Age 5

(HealthDay News) -- How do you know if your child is maturing properly? It helps to know the developmental milestones and about when they typically occur.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says:

  • By 2 months: Tries to look at a parent and pays attention to faces.
  • By 4 months: Mimics facial movements such as smiling or frowning, and responds to affection.
  • By 6 months: Likes to look in the mirror and brings objects to mouth.
  • By 9 months: Has toy preferences and picks up small items between the thumb and forefinger.
  • By 12 months: Puts out an arm or leg to help with dressing and follows basic directions.
  • By 18 months: Points to a specific body part when asked.
  • By 2 years: Gets excited to see other kids and starts to sort shapes and colors.
  • By 3 years: Dresses by itself and completes puzzles with three or four pieces.
  • By 4 years: Understands difference between real and make-believe, and predicts what happen next in a book.
  • By 5 years: Wants to emulate friends and is able to draw a person with six body parts.

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