All Developmental Milestones

abilities zero to six years

If your child is reaching their milestones, check out our abilities next.

What’s the difference between milestones and abilities?

Milestones are hard-and-fast checkpoints every child should reach in four specific areas (motor, sensory, feeding, communication). They’re all supported by American Academy of Pediatrics findings. Abilities are additional skills your child should be developing. See abilities sorted by age and category (play and social skills, coordination, daily activities, and self-expression). When reviewing abilities, look at your child’s overall behavior. Missing one or two should not cause alarm, but if your child consistently misses multiple abilities in each age category, talk to your healthcare provider.