Goals for 1 yr olds


Physical Development

  • Shows  increasing coordination and balance
  • Combines actions to participate in play activities
  • Uses hands and eyes to accomplish a variety of activities
  • Manipulates small objects at will, exploring the ways they can be combined and changed
  • Begins to participate in self-help activities

Social  Development

  • Shows awareness of unfamiliar adults
  • Begins to recognize routines and to categorize time intervals
  • Recognizes the changes in environment
  • Shows preferences, likes, and dislikes
  • Expresses wishes, worries, and fears
  • Developing independence
  • Explores the environment to find out who he is and what he can do
  • Tries to manage own behavior
  • May interact with another child for a short period of time
  • Watches and plays briefly with other children

Intellectual Development

  • Shows interest in exploring books and familiar pictures
  • Begins to recognize favorite books
  • Begins to interact with story through hand motions
  • Pretends to read books
  • Enjoys looking at books by self, with peers, or when being read to by an adult
  • Shows interest in exploring writing tools
  • Begins to use writing tools to make marks on paper
  • Begins to explore physical properties of objects and to identify their use
  • Begins to group objects by their function
  • Begins to recognize objects as the same or different
  • Begins to use number words in songs and finger plays with little understanding
  • Uses all five senses to explore and understand surroundings
  • Expects specific results when playing with toys and other objects
  • Shows increased knowledge and memory for details and routines
  • Explores his world and begins to understand his position in space and how to get around

Language Development

  • Shows increased understanding of words and gestures
  • Follows simple directions
  • Uses consistent sounds, gestures, and some words to communicate
  • Uses a growing vocabulary and puts several words together
  • Language is used to communicate needs

Creative Development

  • Responds to and understands sounds
  • Focuses on and shows fascination for fun things
  • Explores colors
  • Scribbles and paints
  • Has more control of body
  • Begins to purposefully act on his environment