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Milestones of Development

Milestones of Development 10 Months

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Category                  Skill Level                                                                 Play Activity

 

Hands

Body righting is managed easily

Play “Humpty Dumpty”; “So Big”

Hands

Can insert objects, but wont release them

Use shape sorter, foam board

Hands

Drops 2 objects to get 3rd object offered

Use mouth as “3rd hand”

Hands

Drops objects purposefully to have them picked up

Attach toy on string to chair

Hands

Drops objects purposefully to have them picked up

Roll ball off ledge

Hands

Drops toy to get 3rd object offered

Hand 3 objects to baby one at a time

Hands

Extends arms protectively in all directions

Swing hands around body

Hands

Feed self with fingers

Give finger foods; give 2 spoons

Hands

Hold toy out, won’t let go

Dangle toys on strings

Hands

Hold toy out, wont let go

Play holding on, letting go games

Hands

Inserts objects; wont release them

Give cups and small pieces of food

Hands

Offers toy to mirror image

Model with baby on lap holding toy to mirror

Hands

Piles up 2 or more objects and knocks them down

Model piling blocks; say “1, 2, over they go”

Hands

Protective extension of arms in all directions

Play airplane

Hands

Protective extension of arms in all directions

Roll baby back and forth

Hands

Puts objects in, dumps objects out of containers

Use cups, boxes, pots, pans

Hands

Reaches toy out to others, wont let go

Play give and take games

Hands

Uses mouth to hold object when hands are occupied

Offer 3rd toy when hands are full

Body

Equilibrium reactions in prone

“Chase” baby while crawling

Body

Landau very strong

Practice rolling and falling

Body

Protective extension of arms present in all directions

Play “Airplane”

Body

Supine and sitting refined to begin stand

Play “So Big”, “Pat-a-Cake”

Locomotion

Crawls hands then knees then alternately

Play “Catch Me”; Hide-n-Seek

Locomotion

Pivots, twists around to pick up objects

Place toys at different angles and levels

Locomotion

Rocks on all fours indefinitely

Guide baby to rocking position; clap

Locomotion

Stands alone

Use shoulder grasp to stabilize body

Locomotion

Stands and lifts one foot up and down

Hold baby’s hands; model lifting

Locomotion

Stands and picks up one foot

Hold balloon, tap foot

Locomotion

Stands, lifts one foot

Play “Elephant Walk”

Locomotion

Walks holding on to furniture

Make a “cruising path” for baby

Locomotion

Walks with support at shoulder height

Hold baby’s hands and slowly walk

Sitting

Does not turn over completely when sitting

Demonstrate how to move from sitting to floor

Sitting

Pivots, twists to pick up objects

Use snow coaster or pie tin to swivel baby

Sitting

Rights body easily

Snuggle, hug, lift baby

Sitting

Sits indefinitely

Give toys at different distances

Sitting

Sits indefinitely

Let baby play with books, blocks, balls

Sitting

Sits indefinitely

Let baby play with clothes in drawers

Sitting

Sits indefinitely

Let baby play with pots in kitchen while cooking

Sitting

Sits indefinitely

Let baby play with sponge, soap, cloth

Receptive

Action response to verbal request (“open mouth”)

Imitate facial expressions

Receptive

Comprehends bye-bye

Wave and vocalize bye-bye; practice leaving

Speech

Attempts to name familiar objects upon seeing them

Ask “What’s this?” for familiar objects

Speech

Attempts to name familiar objects upon seeing them

Tell baby names for objects

Speech

Imitates melody of phrase pattern

Use tone and inflection like baby’s

Speech

Many speech and non-speech sounds; jargon

Ask baby for toy

Speech

Many speech and non-speech sounds; nonsense jargon begins

Ask baby for toy

Speech

Pays attention to face of speaker

Smile, clap, praise baby

Speech

Pays attention to face of speaker

Use animation in your voice and face

Speech

Repeats word-like syllables; “ma-ma-ma”

Answer promptly

Speech

Shakes head yes, no to some questions

Use gestures and words together

Speech

Tries to name familiar objects upon seeing it again

Repeat what baby says

Speech

Uses many speech and non-speech sounds at random

Vocalize, sing with baby

Speech

Vocalizes melody of phrase pattern, but sounds inaccurate

Demonstrate sing-song patterns for baby

Auditory

Hears and comprehends oral commands

Give one word commands

Auditory

Hears and comprehends oral commands

Talk, talk, talk

Tactile

Feels objects in 3rd dimension inside

Use pockets, purses, boxes, cartons

Tactile

Feels objects in 3rd dimension outside

Use objects with varied textures

Visual

Makes forward reference to mirror

Play “Pretty Baby”; clap

Visual

Pursues with eyes horizontally

Wave bubbles across baby’s field of vision

Visual

Pursues with eyes vertically

Wave scarves, streamers up and down

Visual

Uses eyes for long distance vision

Sing and talk while moving around room

Visual

Uses eyes for near vision

Offer objects 3-6 feet away

Feeding

Feeds self cracker

Offer several varieties

Feeding

Holds bottle, uses cup

Offer cup, juice, water

Social

Does not like to be left in room unattended

Give baby notice when coming and going

Social

Enjoys social contact

Touch and talk with baby; hand objects to baby

Social

Likes to have people around; friendly

Give baby a place in family activities

Social

Wants to be hugged and held tight by familiar people

Cuddle, caress, hold hands

Ask Dr. Susan