Off to a Great Start
Your child’s language skills, both what your child understands and what she can express.
Example: Do you remember your daughter’s first word or the first time she shook her head? She’s on her way to being a world class communicator. Toastmasters here we come.
Your child’s ability to use his arms, legs and other large muscles for sitting, crawling, walking, running, and other activities.
Example: The first time your two-year- old kicked a ball and you broke down crying? Yeah. That’s gross motor skills. Time to sign him up for soccer!
Example: Is your nine- month- old fascinated with cereal o’s? She’ll begin picking them up between her thumb and index finger (and promptly throwing them on the floor). Welcome to fine motor skills!
Example: At age four, your child might start telling you what he thinks is going to happen next in a book. He’s using problem solving skills and his world experience.
Example: If you can’t keep your six-month- old from obsessively looking in the mirror, that’s probably personal-social. She’s starting to recognize her own face! Is this where the bathroom hogging begins?