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Social / Emotional - Images & Video Clips

  • Notices other children and joins them to play Video

Language / Communication - Images & Video Clips

  • Talks with you in conversation using at least two back-and-forth exchanges Video
  • Asks "who", "what", "where", or "why" questions, like "where is mommy/daddy?" Video
  • Says what action is happening in a picture or book when asked, like "running", "eating", or "playing" Video
  • Says first name, when asked Video
  • Talks well enough for others to understand, most of the time Video

Cognitive - Images & Video Clips

  • Draws a circle, when you show them how Video
  • Avoids touching hot objects, like a stove, when you warn them Video

Movement / Physical Development - Images & Video Clips

  • Strings items together, like large beads or macaroni Image
  • Puts on some clothes by their self, like loose pants or a jacket Image 1  Image 2
  • Uses a fork Image

3 Year Old Checklist (English)

3 Year Old Checklist - PDF / Fillable

  • You can take printed Checklist with you and talk with your child's doctor at every well-child visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.
  • Can also fill out same checklist on CDC Milestone Tracker App.

  • Your Child at 3 Years

    Milestones matter! How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. Check the milestones your child has reached by age 3.
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  • YY - MM (year, full months)
  • What Most Children Do by this Age:

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