Important Milestones: the end of one year (12 months)

Social and Emotional:

The child cries when mother or father leaves.

Cognitive:

The child begins to use objects correctly.

Language:

The child uses simple gestures, such as shacking head for no.

Movement:

The child pulls self up to stand.

Hand and Finger Skills:

The child puts objects in containers.

Important Milestones by the end of two years (24 months)

Social:

The child imitates the behavior of others.

Emotional:

The child demonstrates increasing independence.

Cognitive:

The child begins to sort shapes and colors.

Language:

The child points out objects and pictures when they are named.

Movement:

The child walks alone.

Hand and Finger Skills:

The child scribbles on his or her own.

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