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Taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. The best way to monitor children's development is to track their developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. You see children reach milestones every day. Though all children develop at their own pace, most children reach developmental milestones at or about the same age. (CDC) 

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Milestone info sheets

This ages and stages series includes 11 fact sheets for children from birth to age 5. 

Parents are a child’s first and best teacher. These fact sheets can help you monitor your child’s development and improve communication with healthcare and childcare professionals if or when you need to advocate for your child.