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 Check List

Print off this "Check List" and see how your baby masters the language skills!

Birth to 3 Months
   Understanding and Hearing
  • Listens to speech.
  • Awakens at loud sound.
  • Turns to you when you speak.
  • Smiles when spoken to.
  • Stops activity to pay attention to an unfamiliar voice.
  • Repeats the same sound a lot (cooing, gooing).
  • Cries differently for different needs.
  • Smiles when he/she sees you.
3 to 6 Months
   Understanding and Hearing
  • Responds to "No" and changes in tone of voice.
  • Looks around for the source of new sounds, e.g., vacuum, doorbell, dog.
  • Notices toys that make sounds.
  • Pays attention to music.
  • Stops activity to pay attention to an unfamiliar voice.
  • Makes babbling sounds that are speech-like, including "p", "b" and "m."
  • Makes gurgling sounds when left alone and when playing with you.
  • Tells you by sound or gesture when he/she wants you to do something.
6 to 9 Months
   Understanding and Hearing
  • Enjoys games like peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake.
  • Listens when spoken to.
  • Turns and looks up when you call his/her name.
  • Babbling has both long and short groups of sounds such as "tata upup bibibibi."
  • Uses speech or non-crying sounds to get attention.
9 to 12 Months
   Understanding and Hearing
  • Recognizes words for common items like "cup," "shoe," "juice."
  • Begins to respond to requests ("Come here," "Want more?").
  • Imitates different speech sounds.
  • Has one or two words ("Bye-bye," "Dada,", "Mama," "No").
12 to 18 Months
   Understanding and Hearing
  • Points to pictures in a book when named.
  • Points to a few body parts when asked.
  • Follows simple commands ("Sit down," "Let go").
  • Says more words every month.
  • Uses some one- or two-word questions ("Where kitty?" "Go bye-bye?").
18 to 24 Months
   Understanding and Hearing
  • Follows simple commands ("Roll the ball," "Kiss the baby").
  • Understands simple questions ("Where is your shoe?").
  • Listens more carefully to simple stories and songs and rhymes.
  • Puts two words together ("More cookie," "No juice").
  • Uses many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
  • Asks for items by name (doll, ball, cookie).




Babies Language Development

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