Developmental Milestones by 7 Months


  1. Rolls both ways (front to back, back to front)
  2. Sits with, and then without, support of her hands
  3. Supports her whole weight on her legs
  4. Reaches with one hand
  5. Transfers object from hand to hand
  6. Uses raking grasp (not pincer)


  1. Develops full color vision
  2. Distance vision matures
  3. Ability to track moving objects matures


  1. Responds to own name
  2. Begins to respond to "no"
  3. Distinguishes emotions by tone of voice
  4. Responds to sound by making sounds
  5. Uses voice to express joy and displeasure
  6. Babbles chains of consonants


  1. Finds partially hidden object
  2. Explores with hands and mouth
  3. Struggles to get objects that are out of reach


  1. Enjoys social play
  2. Interested in mirror images
  3. Responds to other people's expressions of emotion

Developmental health Watch
Because each baby develops in his own particular manner, it's impossible to tell exactly when or how your child will perfect a given skill. The developmental milestones will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect, but don't be alarmed if your own baby's development takes a slightly different course. Alert your pediatrician; however, if your baby displays any of the following signs of possible developmental delay for this age range.

  1. Seems very stiff with tight muscles and floppy like a rag doll
  2. Head still flops back when body is pulled up to a sitting position
  3. Reaches with one hand only and refuses to cuddle
  4. Shows no affection for the person who cares for him and doesn't seem to enjoy around people
  5. One or both eyes consistently turn in or out and persistent tearing, eye drainage or sensitivity to light
  6. Does not respond to sounds around him and has difficulty getting objects to his mouth
  7. Does not turn his head to locate sounds by 4 months
  8. Doesn't roll over in either direction (front to back or back to front) by 5 months
  9. Seems inconsolable at night and doesn't smile spontaneously after 5 months
  10. Cannot sit with help and does not laugh or make squealing sounds by 6 months
  11. Does not actively reach for objects and not bear some weight on legs by 6 to 7 months
  12. Doesn't follow objects with both eyes at near (1 foot) and far (6 feet) ranges by 7 months
  13. Does not try to attract attention through actions by 7 months
  14. Does not babble and shows no interest in games of peekaboo by 8 months

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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