Motor Skills


Examine the milestones listed below to track your child’s motor development. Remember, if you have a concern talk with your healthcare provider and ask for an evaluation.

10-12 Months

  • Pulls to stand and cruises along furniture
  • Stands alone and takes several independent steps
  • Moves in and out of various positions to explore environment and get desired toys
  • Maintains balance in sitting when throwing objects
  • Claps hands
  • Releases objects into a container with a large opening
  • Uses thumb and pointer finger to pick up tiny objects

13-18 Months

  • Walks independently and seldom falls
  • Squats to pick up a toy
  • Stacks two objects or blocks