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Developmental Milestones Quiz - Alt Text Version

 Question 1: What milestone is this 4-month-old showing?

A baby lying on her stomach

Answer: While lying on her stomach, this baby has pushed up to her elbows.  Most babies are able to do this by the time they are 4 months old.



Question 2: What milestone is this 6-month-old showing?

A baby reaching for her toy

Answer: She’s reaching for her toy!  By the time most infants are 6 months old, they show curiosity about things and try to get things that are out of reach.



Question 3: What milestone is this 9-month-old showing?


A young boy standing with the help of his mother.  

Answer: This little guy is standing while holding his mom’s hands.   Most babies are able to stand holding on by the time they are 9 months old.



Question 4: What milestone is this 1-year-old showing?


A young girl clapping with her mom.

Answer: She’s clapping just like her mom!   By the time most babies are 1 year old, they are able to copy gestures.



Question 5: What milestone is this 18-month-old showing?

A young boy handing an adult his toy.

Answer: She’s giving her toy to an adult.  Most toddlers like to hand things to others as play by the time they are 18 months old.



Question 6: What milestone is this 2-year-old showing?


A young boy washing his hands with a little help.  

Answer: He’s washing his hands almost by himself.  Notice how his caregiver is there, but he’s rubbing his hands together without her help?  He’s becoming more and more independent – something most children do by the time they turn 2.



Question 7: What milestone is this 3-year-old showing?

A little girl helping a woman with a pretend phone conversation.

Answer: This preschooler is helping the lady take a pretend phone call on her play phone.  By the time most children are 3 years old, they play make-believe with dolls, animals, and people.




If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves, talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns. Don’t wait. Acting early can make a real difference!

Download CDC’s Milestone Tracker app for iOS and Android.

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