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Nine to 12 Months

9-12 Months


  • Watches the path of something when it falls
  • Likes to drop toys so he can hear the sound it makes when it falls
  • Loves peek-a-boo games
  • Likes to look at picture books
  • Likes to touch tactile books- cloth, sand paper etc.
  • Can use thumb and index finger to pick things up



Speech and Language:

  • Recognizes name when she is called
  • May respond to a few familiar words
  • May say first word during this period
  • Copies sounds and gestures of others often
  • Uses pointer finger to interest in something and to share it with you


Fine Motor:

  • Is learning to pick up a toy in each hand and bang them together
  • Wants to pick up food to feed self
  • Since getting good at picking things up will spend lots of time¬†purposefully dropping them

Gross Motor

  • Spends a lot of time crawling
  • 38463971Stands holding on
  • Once up likes to move along the furniture, supporting himself
  • Works hard to try to walk and will soon take first steps