Milestones Matter

Track your child's developmental milestones and try brain building tips to add learning to everyday moments!

Track your child's development

Track how your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves with CDC's Milestone Tracker app - and share all progress and any concern with their doctor during well-child visits.

By 2 Months - Smiles are you

By 6 Months - Laughs with you

By 12 Months - Plays games with you, like "peek-a-boo"

By 18 Months - Points to show you something interesting

Brain Building Tips

We're surrounded by words that are ready for reading. Try reading signs aloud to your child and talk to them about what they mean. It doesn't matter if it's a book, magazine, or billboard - it all counts! Reading to your child, anywhere and everywhere, helps them develop a rich, diverse vocabulary. Find more tips at

Do you have concerns about how your child plays, learns, speaks, acts or moves? Visit www.cdc.gove/concerned and talk with your child's doctor.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention