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Children usually progress in a natural, predictable
sequence from one developmental milestone to the next. But each child grows and
gains skills at his or her own pace. Some children may be advanced in one area,
such as language, but behind in another, such as sensory and motor
Milestones usually are categorized into five major
areas: physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social
development, language development, and sensory and motor development.
Most children by age
To see the high and low percentiles for normal weight and growth, go to www.cdc.gov/growthcharts.
children by age 5:
Most children by
Most children by age 5:
By age 5, most children can use their hands and fingers (fine motor skills) to:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental PediatricsSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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