Should my son start sitting up soon? When should he drink from a cup? Start scribbling? Babbling? We all want to know our children are on the right track. At Halsey Schools we will let you know how your child is doing everyday. We will also complete formal detailed written assessments at least twice per year.
We are here not only for your children but for you too. Every day:
We will tell you every day about your child’s efforts and progress both verbally & in our daily written reports.
We will answer any questions you have about your child’s progress & development so please ask.
We will ask you to help our efforts at school by using positive reinforcement & discipline at home.
We will provide additional parental resources through-out the year on our website & blog.
Simple Characteristic Guidelines
The characteristics that follow are simply basic guidelines. Read or handbook or check out our calendar for upcoming teacher completed assessments.
Characteristic or Milestone
0 to 7 Months
Responds to own name and smiles back
Shows happy/sad feelings—picks up on your mood
Lifts head to look around
Grasps small objects
Learns to roll over and sits up with help
Learns to tell speech from other sounds
Knows different faces/voices by 2 months
6 to 9 Months
Plays by banging things and taking things out of containers
Sits on own and learns to crawl/scoot
Babbles trying to show wants• Looks for things dropped
Copies a few sounds and actions
Likes familiar routines
9 to 12 Months
Waves/kisses/points in response to others• Crawls/scoots well
Spends longer time doing one thing
Babbles as if speaking—says mama/dada
Understands simple, familiar words
1 to 3 Years
Wants more freedom—tests, but wants and needs limits• Discovers own interests and wants
Walks/runs/climbs—gets into everything
Drinks from cup, eats with spoon and helps dress and do chores
Has temper fits and may grab/bite/hit
Copies sounds/actions more and better
Throws, then catches then kicks balls
3 to 6 Years
Plays dress-up to explore genders/roles
Asks “why” a lot—curious about nature
Rides/steers/pushes/pulls wheeled toys
Plays simple games
Delights in learning/showing new skills
Expresses definite likes and dislikes
Plays with others, takes turns and shares
Sings/dances simple routines
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please let us and/or your doctor know.
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