List of Skills by Age
Watches own hands
Watches own fingers
Uses mouthing, kicking, reaching and grasping to explore objects
Aware of effects of own actions versus others
Moves body to get desired object, and uses goal-directed actions with hands and fingers
Experiments with means-ends, actions-reactions, heights and distances, generalization of solutions
Anticipates the results of actions with familiar toys or people
Uses trial-and-error to accomplish a goal (e.g., moves, shifts, rearranges, modifies)
Searches for needed objects to accomplish a task (bottle for baby doll)
Demonstrates play preferences and seeks out desired types of play, routines, interactions, food, etc.
Experiments with putting things together and taking them apart
Engages in pretend play, knows what different characters would say or do, understands it is pretend
Chooses challenging tasks and shows final results
Self-initiates, plans, and organizes problem solving without assistance
Uses imagination and diverse materials to create unique art, costumes, etc.
Shows someone how to do something through physical modeling
Creates elaborate socio-dramatic play scenarios, songs, stories, etc.