Child Milestones Directory
There's more to tracking your child's development than logging height and weight. There are various milestones to watch for -- like when they first walk, talk, and share. But each child develops at their own pace and there is a wide range for when children achieve a particular milestone. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about child development, what your child should do when, signs of developmental delays, and much more.
3- to 4-Year-Old Developmental Milestones: Cognitive, Language, and Motor Skills
WebMD explains developmental milestones in 3- to 4-year-olds.
4- to 5-Year-Old Developmental Milestones: Cognitive, Language, and Motor Skills
WebMD discusses the developmental milestones reached by 4- to 5-year olds, including language and cognitive development.
Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development
WebMD explains the Piaget stages of development and how they are reflected in your child's intellectual growth.
Preschooler Social Development: Making Friends, Resolving Conflicts, and More
WebMD discusses how preschoolers develop socially, from day care and play dates to making friends and learning to resolve conflicts.
When Should Kids Learn to Read, Write, and Do Math?
Parents often worry whether their children are reaching educational milestones when they should. Here are some guidelines to help you know what kids should learn and when.
Can You Boost Your Child’s IQ?
What makes kids smart may surprise you. It isn’t fancy toys or gimmicky computer programs, the experts say. Intelligence — IQ — depends a lot on how parents and kids interact.
Can You Make Your Child Smarter?
Find out the surprisingly simple things you can do to make your child smarter.
Even Babies Need Exercise
To maintain their lifelong health and your sanity, make sure your infant or toddler is getting enough physical activity.
Understand How Children Develop
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about how parents can know if their child is developing properly.
Should Children Do Chores?
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about the appropriate age for children to be assigned chores by their parents.
Babies from 4- to 7-Months
From 4 to 7 months, babies undergo dramatic development that mommy and daddy can foster with exploration and play.
Baby Growth from 8 to 12 Months
As babies approach the one-year mark, there are major milestones in store. We have advice for keeping them happy and safe.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Toddler Milestones -- Your Child's Second Year of Development
Daily showdowns with a toddler can be rattling, but there are plenty of exhilarating moments in the mix. Preview the highlights of baby’s second year with WebMD’s guide to the most anticipated toddler milestones.
Slideshow: Baby Milestones: Your Child's First Year of Development
What developmental milestones can you expect to see during baby's first year? Take a tour of first-year "firsts" with WebMD's guide to the most anticipated baby milestones.
Baby Sleep: Expert Q & A
Should you wake your baby for feedings? How many naps does baby need? Is co-sleeping OK? Our expert answers some of the most common baby sleep questions.
Baby Development: Your 8-Month-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 8 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.
Baby Development: Your 10-Month-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 10 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.
Baby Development: Your 9-Month-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 9 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.