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A Guide to Developmental Milestones

As a parent, you know your child best. Children are constantly learning, changing and growing, and the early years of a child’s life are vital for healthy development. How your child plays, learns, speaks and acts will show you how your child is developing.

Skills such as smiling for the first time, saying their first word, and taking their first steps are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones, or stages, are things children can do by a certain age.

Each child is different and develops at their own pace, however experts have a good idea of the range of development that your 0-5 year old should be reaching. With the right care, support and opportunities, healthy development can help a child reach their full potential.

Click here for a guideline to childhood development from age one month to five years.