moves head side to side: can lift head and chest when lying on stomach:when lying on back can roll over onto front:can sit unsupported,is likely to be moblie,is starting to pull up using furniture:can pull up into a standing poistion,maybe standing alone and walking by holding on to furniture.
Freezes on hearing a soft sound such as a tune from a cot moblie.
Is more alert. Will follow movements of objects if they are close by. Recognises parts of familiar routines, for example,becoming excited on hearing the sound of water for a bath.
Explores objects by handling them and mouthing them. Recognises vocies.
At 8 or 9 months begins to look for things that are put out of sight.
Enjoys dropping things such as toys to the ground and watching them fall. Will repeat actions if pleasurable and interesting.This approach is called trial and error learning.
communication and language
Turns head when hearing a famliar adult voice. At 6 weeks starts to make cooing sounds.
Smiles on hearing a familiar voice.
Makes short babbling sounds such as ba and pa.
Understands the meaning of No. Starts to make strings of babbling such as dadadada.
Smiles or shows signs of recognising own name and follows simple instructions such as Wheres Daddy?
Emotional and Social
Stares at human face with interest. Wants to be held.
Starts to smile and respond to smiles.
Enjyos being held. Shows indiscriminate attachments.
Can regonise emotions in others for example,angry gestures and voice tones, and responds to these.
The first signs of specfic attachments are shown by
-crying if being held by people they dont know.
-showing that they care for their key person or primary carers in their lives by smiling, wanting to be held by them and becoming distressed if they cannot see them.
Specfic attachments demonstrated by reactions of babies when they see their primary carer or key person.
Seperation anxiety is noticeable as babies may cry and become distressed when left alone or in the presence of people they dont know.