From birth to telling jokes in five short years.
The first five years of human development are the breathtaking, key moments to lay the foundation for success in life as an individual, and as a contributor to society.
Consider that at birth, the brain is a quarter the size of an average adult’s; three years later, the brain is 90 percent the size of an average adult’s. What happens during this period of rapid brain growth is the foundation for all that follows.
While every person develops at their own pace, there are some common milestones along the way.
From 0-5 at a glance:
In the first 12 months, children learn to:
In months 12-18:
In months 18-24:
In the second year:
At age 3:
At age 4:
At 5, a child: