Linzhi's Development

Last Updated September 22, 2002

Linzhi is very close to walking! She is "cruising" along furniture and tables!
She has achieved almost every milestone for her age. Linzhi is still a little behind in
language, but doing great considering she's only been exposed to
English a little
over three months

Compared with Development Milestones specified by the

American Academy of Pediatrics
For Age Eight Months Through Twelve Months

The check mark means Linzhi has mastered this skill
The flower means Linzhi's getting close

Movement Milestones   Hand and Finger Skills
  Gets to a sitting position without assistance

Uses pincer grasp

  Crawls forward on belly

Bangs two cubes together

  Assumes hands-and-knees position

Puts objects in container


Creeps on hands and knees

Takes objects out of container


Gets from sitting to crawling position

Lets objects go voluntarily


Pulls self up to stand

Pokes with index finger


Walks holding on to furniture

Tries to imitate scribbling


Stands momentarily without support


May walk two or three steps without support

Language Milestones   Cognitive Milestones
Pays increasing attention to speech   Explores objects in many different ways (shaking, banging, throwing, dropping)
Responds to simple verbal requests   Finds hidden objects easily

Responds to "no"

  Looks at correct picture when image is named
Uses simple gestures   Imitates gestures
Babbles with inflection   Begins to use objects correctly (drinking from a cup, brushing hair, dialing phone, listening to receiver)
Says "baba" and "mama" (baba is Chinese for dada)  
  Uses exclamations, such as "Oh-oh!"  
  Tries to imitate words  

  Social/Emotional Milestones    

Shy or anxious with strangers

May be fearful in come situations

Cries when mother or father leaves

Prefers mother over all others


Enjoys imitating people in her play

Repeats sounds or gestures for attention
  Shows specific preferences for certain people and toys

Finger feeds herself


Test parental responses to her behavior

Extends arm or leg to help when being dressed

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