Milestones of Development 2 Months

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Area of Development Skill Level Play Activities
Hands Drops objects put in hand Put rings and rattles in hands
Hands Drops objects put in hand Wrap hands in foil or cloth
Hands Retains object briefly when put in hand Use rattles of different thicknesses
Hands Retains object briefly when put in hand Sit baby on lap to encourage reaching
Hands Thumb often enclosed Free up thumb when baby reaches
Hands Uses a shaky reach; fingers loosen up Give baby a yarn ball
Hands Uses jerky motion to reach Place your face near baby’s hand
Hands Uses open grasp, flexed fingers Rub fingers, sing “Open-shut Them
Hands Uses shaky grasp Massage baby’s hands
Body Bobs forward/up momentarily when held standing Talk, smile, bounce baby
Body Holds up intermittently when pulled to sitting Bounce baby up and down
Body Lifts head to 45 degrees Tap baby’s forehead, talk
Body Rolls part way to side Rock baby side to side
Body Uses asymmetrical tonic neck reflex Place your face near baby’s outstretched hand
Body Vigorous body movements Put baby face down over your knees
Locomotion Rolls part way to side Play games with baby e.g., “Rock-a-bye”
Locomotion Vigorous body movements Put baby prone on bolster pillow
Posture Holds body to side (supine) Use bolsters and towels for support
Posture No balance, when sitting but partial head righting Hold baby’s back against your front
Speech Aware of own sound Imitate baby’s sounds 
Speech Babbling begins Imitate baby’s sounds; make splubber sounds
Speech Changes pitch of cry to differentiate needs Give prompt attention
Speech Changes tone of cry to differentiate needs Go to baby, talk, soothe, pick up
Speech Coos and smiles in vocal play Wiggle baby’s legs and feet
Speech Displays vocal signs of pleasure Cuddle and talk to baby loudly
Speech Gutteral sounds Imitate sounds
Speech Hiccoughs Change baby’s position often
Speech Uses 2 or 3 syllables in vocalizations When baby talks, you listen
Speech Vocalizes other than crying Say “good for you”; sing; praise
Speech Watches lips and mouth of speaker Get very close to baby
Auditory Responds to own sounds Play taped music near baby
Auditory Stops own activity to listen Make sounds when baby is not looking
Tactile Shows pain; reacts to hot and cold Keep milk, clothes temperate 
Visual Regards toy moves hand out for it Slowly move objects out from midline of baby
Social “Smiles”; activates legs and arms Talk to baby; say “good for you”
Social Espresses pleasure to familiar face Smile and imitate activity and smiling
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