Mozi: 8 months old

Developmental Milestones 8 Months Old

Physical

  • Most babies are crawling or moving about by bottom shuffling
  • Pulls himself up to a standing position
  • Vision is adult like in clarity and depth perception
  • Walks by holding onto furniture
  • May be able to stand alone momentarily
  • Can get into a sitting position from her stomach

Intellectual

  • Uses his index finger to point to objects that have dropped
  • Can pick up small objects and may feed himself some small finger foods (cheerios)
  • Likes to shake and bang objects
  • Is beginning to understand that objects have functions
  • Likes dropping objects and retrieving them
  • Understands smaller things fit inside larger items
  • May be able to point to an object when it is named
  • Can recognize people and objects across the room
  • Says mama or dada
  • Undersands the meaning of no

Emotional

  • Obvious emotions
  • Definite separation anxiety, if he experiences it
  • May be shy around strangers
  • May become upset when you are not with him-always kiss and hug your baby and he will learn that you come back
  • May repeat acts if he applauded
  • May show signs of empathy-if he sees you cry, he may too
  • Blows kisses
  • Unhappy if you take something away

Age Appropriate Toys

  • Books
  • Blocks
  • Exersaucer
  • Stacking and nesting toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Bath toys
  • Lighted toys
  • Cause and effect toys
  • Musical instruments
  • Rolling toys

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