Developmental Milestones

All HighReach Learning curriculum programs provide developmentally and age-appropriate activities and materials, developing essential school readiness skills through exploration, investigation, and of course, fun! While it is extremely important to understand that all children develop at their own rate, below are some typical milestones you can expect to occur during the first years of growth.

Toddlers (12 - 24 months)

Development/ Emergent Literacy

  • Points to objects when named
• Experiments with sounds
• Names familiar objects in books


  • Shows interest in colors and patterns
• Matches like shapes in simple puzzles
• Fills and dumps objects

Learning About the World/Science

  • Uses senses to explore
• Manipulates new toys/objects to see what they will do
• Shows interest in environment (rocks, clouds, etc.)

Social Emotional Development

  • Begins to play independently
• Discovers how to respond to social situations
• Awareness of own feelings

Approaches to Learning

  • Shows curiosity about new things
• Uses repetition to discover new skills
• Tries one or two solutions to play problems

Physical & Health Development

  • Stacks blocks or toys
• Walks without help; begins climbing
• Makes marks with writing materials


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