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In the following article you will find information on what to expect your child to do and what skills to acquire at a certain age. It is very important to know that no baby is the same as any other child of their age. Therefore, in the following article, you will only find an outline of what a child can do at a specific ageIt does not imply that all babies of the same age acquire all the skills described below. For example, one baby might be further along in terms of motor development but have yet to develop their speech skills and vice versa. 

Motor development


They can walk quickly and steadily.

They can kick a ball.

They can build a tower of three blocks.

If they’re given a pencil and paper, then they smudge it.

They can eat with a spoon.

They can climb stairs holding on to the railing.

Social and cognitive development


They can execute complex instructions e.g. “take the spoon and place it in the sink”.

They like to observe images in books.

Imitates housework that parents do at home.

Hearing and speech development


Their vocabulary develops comparing to previous months, reaching up to 15 words.

Able to put together two words, such as “want milk”, “go grandma”.

Imitates words and sounds with accuracy.

Tips for parents – What to-do

Keep setting boundaries for your child.

Let your child choose wisely. That is, let them pick between two options and do not ask them what they want.

When they refuse to do something, don’t just say “it’s forbidden”, instead, give them an alternative solution.
Authored by Dr. Adamos Hadjipanayi, Paediatrician