Free Child Development Checklists  




     When it comes to children, it is a known fact that in the first 5-years of their lives, the most developments take place. All their basic emotions, behaviors and thinking process occur during this phase. They use complex set of steps to achieve results and these steps allow them to have the abilities to function in the adult world.

      If your child is not developing as per schedule or is displaying signs of development problems, you can take necessary action to ensure that your child gets back on track. You can also maintain child development checklists to mark his or her progress. This way you will have all the details at your fingertips to show and know how your child is progressing. These child development checklists allow you to see warning signs.

      Here is a free child development checklist that you can maintain to keep track of your child’s development progress. This is for children from the age of 1 month to 3 months.


Child Development Checklist

Child’s Name:
Date of Birth
Name of Parents:

Date Observed :


Raises head and cheek when lying on stomach (3 mos.)
Supports upper body with arms when lying on stomach (3 mos.)
Stretches legs out when lying on stomach or back (2-3 mos.)
Opens and shuts hands (2-3 mos.)
Pushes down on his legs when his feet are placed on firm surface (3 mos.)

Watches face intently (2-3 mos.)
Follows moving objects (2 mos.)
Recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance (3 mos.)
Starts using hands and eyes in coordination (3 mos.)

Smiles at the sound of voice (2-3 mos.)
Cooing noises; vocal play (begins at 3 mos.)
Attends to sound (1-3 mos.)
Startles to loud noise (1-3 mos.)

Begins to develop a social smile (1-3 mos.)
Enjoys playing with other people and may cry when playing stops (2-3 mos.)
Becomes more communicative and expressive with face and body (2-3 mos.)
Imitates some movements and facial expressions  

Does not seem to respond to loud noises
Does not follow moving objects with eyes by 2 to 3 months
Does not smile at the sound of your voice by 2 months
Does not grasp and hold objects by 3 months
Does not smile at people by 3 months
Cannot support head well at 3 months
Does not reach for and grasp toys by 3 to 4 months
Does not bring objects to mouth by 4 months
Does not push down with legs when feet are placed on a firm surface by 4 months
Has trouble moving one or both eyes in all directions
Crosses eyes most of the time
(occasional crossing of the eyes is normal in these first months)




      You can get similar free child development checklists from the Internet for different age groups. All you have to do is check sites
related to child development.

Free Child Development Checklists






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