Child Development Milestones Guide

Each child is unique — don’t ever lose sight of that! Your child will grow and learn at his or her own pace, with proper nutrition and guidance from you! This is just a guide for you on what to expect as your child slowly discovers his/her self and environment.

LEARN THROUGH PLAY

Children learn through playthat’s a fact. They also have different ways of learning. While there are general ways that kids learn, one method may not always apply to another child. And as O. Ivar Lovaas, a child development expert, said:

“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.”

We at Ogalala are here to help you identify these milestones and the tools that will help you adapt to your child’s learning method.

We’ve done some research and we’ve consulted child development experts so that we can put together a system in play that you can use to adapt to your own parenting style. And since we’re parents ourselves, we’ve put in some insights that we’ve proven useful based on experience.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE

A child’s emotional life should be our top-most priority as parents because lasting emotional connections lays the foundation for cognitive development, later on.  Without this emotional foundation, your child may not be able to tolerate the frustration and mistakes necessary for learning effectively or even, the resilience in recovering from a mistake.  How to do this? Start by connecting with your child through ACTIVE PLAY.

Active play is a child’s natural language to actually express himself through movement and physical interaction with people and objects.  Through active play, we get to observe how our kids express and handle different kinds of emotions, and many studies will tell us that a child’s ability to manage his emotions is one of the most important factors for long-term success: in school, work and relationships.

Let’s connect with our kids and encourage active play with proper guidance and play tools. Together let’s choose active play that stimulates their bodies, minds, and heart.

Infant Milestones

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Toddler Milestones

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Preschooler Milestones

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Gradeschooler Milestones

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To know how to support your child’s learning and development according to the milestones above, here are some tools to help you out:

  • Download an Ogalala Schedule Worksheet to help you plan activities
  • Download visual aids for infants (newborn to 3mos)

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  • Download age-recommended toys guide

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