Stages of Growing and Learning

Survey for 8-12 months

Emotional and Social

Yes

Sometimes

Not Yet

My baby is shy or anxious with strangers.

My baby shows specific preferences for certain people and toys.

My baby extends his/her arm or leg to help when being dressed.

   

Large Movement

Yes

Sometimes

Not Yet

My baby can crawl, scoot, creep or move well from one place to another.

My baby can pick up, push or shove large things.

My baby can reach a sitting position without help.

My baby can pull up to stand, but may not be able to get down without help.

   

Small Movement

Yes

Sometimes

Not Yet

My baby can drop toys into a container or take them out.

My baby can turn a few pages in a hard-page book (it is OK if the book is not held correctly).

My baby is trying to scribble.

   

Thinking

Yes

Sometimes

Not Yet

My baby explores objects in many different ways (shaking, banging, throwing, dropping, and mouthing.)

My baby can point to pictures in a book when I talk about them.

My baby knows where familiar things are kept.

   

Language

Yes

Sometimes

Not Yet

My baby can follow a few simple directions (for example, "give Mommy the ball").

My baby uses simple gestures, such as shaking head for "no".

My baby babbles as if trying to say a few words.