HS/MS: 507-448-2889  EL: 507-448-2889
HS/MS: 507-448-2836  EL: 507-448-2836
​HS: 230 5th Street SE / ELEM: 240 2nd Ave SW Glenville, MN 56036
Here are some typical milestones:

Do you wonder about your child's development?  If you do, you can find answers to your questions.  The Glenville-Emmons School District can do testing and can give suggestions to help your child. 

3 Months
 • follows movement by turning head
 • looks at you and watches your face
 • smiles
 • makes cooing or gurgling noises
 • startles at loud noises
 • moves arms and legs easily
 • raises head when lying on tummy
 • cries when hungry
 • takes breast milk or formula every 2 to 4 hours
 
6 Months
 • cries when hungry or uncomfortable
 • rolls from stomach to back
 • holds head up without support
 • reaches for and holds objects
 • tries putting everything in mouth
 • turns head toward a person/object that is making a sound
 • babbles (ba ba, ma ma, da da)
 • recognizes familiar faces
 
9 Months
 • pulls self along floor on all fours or creeps using hands & knees
 • responds to own name when it is heard
 • says "Mama" or "Dada"
 • imitates sounds he/she hears
 • looks without squinting eyes
 • stands, holding onto a support
 • hits two objects together
 
12 Months
 • plays "peek-a-boo"
 • waves bye-bye
 • kisses or hugs parent
 • says a few words besides "Mama" or "Dada"
 • reaches for toys
 • walks with one hand held
 • feeds self cookies or crackers
 • drinks from a cup
 
18 Months
 • helps get self dressed/undressed
 • feeds self with a spoon
 • likes to help
 • lets you know what he/she wants by pointing or a sound
 • points to things parent names
 • walks without help
 • picks up a Cheerio
 • builds a tower with 3 blocks
 • says 8-10 words
 
2 Years
 • listens to short stories
 • turns the pages of a book
 • copies another child's kind of play
 • jumps
 • runs
 • walks up and down steps with help
 • sometimes uses two-word sentences
 • often does the opposite of what is asked
 • will keep busy playing by self for a short time
 
3 Years
 • talks and usually can be understood
 • uses three-word sentences
 • tells you who is a boy or girl
 • pedals a trike
 • kicks a ball that is rolled
 • imitates drawing a straight line
 • strings large beads
 • names at least six body parts
 
4 Years
 • asks questions
 • plays make-believe with dolls, trucks
 • takes turns with others when reminded
 • dresses self, except for buttons, zippers
 • puts together a 7-12 piece puzzle
 • draws a face
 • balances on one foot
 • names some colors
 
5 Years
 • plays organized games
 • follows a 3 step direction
 • cuts out a simple shape with scissors
 • copies shapes that have been drawn
 • draws a person with 6-8 body parts
 • catches a bounced ball
 • counts to 10
 • understands the meanings of many words
 • names most of the basic colors


Behavioral concerns including social and communication development (Information from Wetherby and Prizant’s Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile, 2002 and Robins, Fein, Barton and Green work in 2001.)
  • When you look at and point to a toy across the room, does your child look at it?
  • When you are not paying attention to your child, does he or she try to get your attention?
  • Does your child point to objects?
  • Does your child use sounds or words to get attention or help?
  • When you call your child’s name, does he or she respond by looking or turning toward you?
  • Does your child pretend to play with toys?
  • Can your child play properly with small toys (e.g. cars or bricks) without just mouthing, fiddling or dropping them?
  • Does your child look you in the eye for more than a second or two?
  • Does your child imitate you?
  • Have you ever wondered if your child is deaf?