Developmental Milestones by Three Months


  1. Raises head and chest when lying on stomach
  2. Supports upper body with arms when lying on stomach
  3. Stretches legs out and kicks when lying on stomach or back
  4. Opens and shuts hands
  5. Pushes down on legs when feet are placed on a firm surface
  6. Brings hand to mouth
  7. Takes swipes at dangling objects with hands
  8. Grasps and shakes hand toys


  1. Watches faces intently
  2. Follows moving objects
  3. Recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance
  4. Starts using hands and eyes in coordination

Hearing And Speech

  1. Smiles at the sound of your voice
  2. Begins to babble
  3. Begins to imitate some sounds
  4. Turns head toward direction of sound


  1. Begins to develop a social smile
  2. Enjoys playing with other people, and may cry when playing stops
  3. Becomes more communicative and expressive with face and body
  4. Imitates some movements and facial expressions

Developmental Health Watch
Although each baby develops in her own individual way and at her own rate, failure to reach certain milestones may signal medical or developmental problems requiring special attention. If you notice any of the following warning signs in your infant at this age, discuss them with your pediatrician.

  1. Still has Moro reflex after 4 months
  2. Doesn't seem to respond to loud sounds and notice her/his hands by 2 months
  3. Doesn't smile at the sound of your voice by 2 months
  4. Doesn't follow moving objects with her eyes by 2 to 3 months and doesn't grasp/hold objects
  5. Doesn't smile at people and support her/his head by 3 months
  6. Doesn't reach for and grasp toys by 3 to 4 months
  7. Doesn't babble by 3 to 4 months
  8. Doesn't bring objects to her mouth by 4 months
  9. Begins babbling, but doesn't try to imitate any of your sounds by 4 months
  10. Doesn't push down with legs when feet are placed on a firm surface by 4 months
  11. Has trouble moving one or both eyes in all directions
  12. Crosses her eyes most of the time. (Occasional crossing of the eyes is normal in these first months.)
  13. Doesn't pay attention to new faces, or seems very frightened by new faces or surroundings
  14. Still has the tonic neck reflex at 4 to 5 month

Following the Child

This commonly used phrase comes from the Montessori practice of observing children in their natural environment (e.g. the prepared classroom)
and using their interests and level of ability as a
guide. The caregiver provides appropriate material
and adapts to meet the needs of each child accordingly.

Using Best Early Childhood Practices

Our programs are adapted for the specific areas
we engage in (e.g. rural environments) and utilize
time tested methods to make impact at the
grassroots level. We have a dedicated core of
experienced developers and trainers, with
backgrounds in a multitude of ECD disciplines.

Creating a More Peaceful and Sustainable World

By focusing on the early years, our programs capitalize on a window of opportunity when the brain is still forming and a person is most conducive to internalizing humanistic principles. By instilling a strong framework of values and ethics in our children, we plant seeds for future prosperity in the world.

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