Children usually progress in a natural, predictable
sequence from one developmental milestone to the next. But each child grows and
gains skills at his or her own pace. Some children may be advanced in one area,
such as language, but behind in another, such as sensory and motor
Milestones usually are categorized into five major
areas: physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social
development, language development, and sensory and motor development.
Your child grows at his or her own pace, and healthy growth is different for every child. Your child's natural growth rate may be slower or faster than the example below.
Most children by age
children by age 4:
Most children by
Most children by age 4:
By age 4, most children can use their hands and fingers (fine motor skills) to:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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