Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

June 13, 2016

C&FD Developmental Milestones for a 1-year-old


When I am 1-year-old, I can… 

  • use my hearing effectively
  • use my vision effectively
  • turn my head when I hear my name
  • understand the concept of sharing- even if I don’t want to yet!
  • find a toy I saw you hide
  • play ‚Äúpattycake‚Äù, ‚Äúpeekaboo‚Äù, and a ‚Äúput-in‚Äù game
  • be affectionate to familiar people
  • wave ‚Äúbye‚Äù
  • enjoy sound play, including listening to sounds and imitating sounds
  • babble in longer strings of varied sounds
  • use a few nouns (1-2 words)
  • respond to simple requests
  • recognize my name and the names of some common objects
  • understand ‚Äúno‚Äù
  • sit independently
  • stand and walk with balance assistance, like a helping hand or furniture
  • stand and walk with my feet flat on the floor (12-14 months)
  • crawl
  • clap my hands
  • eat and drink without difficulty
  • attempt to feed myself with a spoon
  • pick up cereal with my finger and thumb and eat it
  • rise to a sitting position and sit independently
  • hold a bottle
  • drink from a cup
  • manipulate and pick up small objects with a finger to thumb grasp (like cereal, a string, or a book page)
  • begin to scribble
  • begin to throw a ball with a forward motion

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website for information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. 

Call the office at 704-541-9080 to schedule a free phone intake with a member of our pediatric therapy teams including:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

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