Fort HealthCare Healthy Kids – Growth & Development
Understanding your child’s changing and emerging growth and development is an important part of parenting.
Growth and development includes not only the physical changes that will occur from infancy to adolescence, but also some of the changes in emotions, personality, behavior, thinking, and speech that children develop as they begin to understand and interact with the world around them.
The Growing Child: Newborn
The Growing Child: 1 to 3 Months
The Growing Child: 4 to 6 Months
The Growing Child: 7 to 9 Months
The Growing Child: 10 to 12 Months
The Growing Child: 1-Year-Olds
The Growing Child: 2-Year-Olds
The Growing Child: 3-Year-Olds
The Growing Child: Preschool (4 to 5 Years)
The Growing Child: School-Age (6 to 12 Years)
The Growing Child: Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)
Age-Appropriate Speech and Language Milestones
Vision, hearing, and speech are an important part of your child’s life. When an infant first emerges into the world, his/her eyesight is immature, later developing the ability to focus. Hearing appears early in fetal development and is necessary for proper progression of speech and language. Monitoring your child’s ability to see, hear, and speak is an important part of the health of your growing child.
Listed below, you will find additional information regarding your child’s vision, hearing, speech, and language development, for which we have provided a brief overview.