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Motor Milestones (Eight to Twelve Months)

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Gross Motor Movements

  • Crawls forward on belly (may crawl backwards at first because arms are more developed than legs)
  • Gets to sitting position independently
  • Assumes hands-and-knees position
  • Creeps on hands and knees with alternating arm and leg movements
  • Gets from sitting to crawling or lying on stomach
  • Pulls self up to stand while holding on to something
  • Walks holding on to furniture
  • Stands momentarily without support
  • May take first steps

 

Fine Motor Movements

  • Uses pincer grasp (thumb and index finger)
  • Bangs objects together
  • Puts objects into and takes objects out of a container
  • Able to feed self crackers
  • Drinks from a cup

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