During the first 5 years growth and development is rapid. Every moment is a chance for a child to learn, develop, expand and master their skills. When a child achieves a skill forms part of their developmental milestones.
A milestone is a good benchmark to what to expect in a timeframe. Although, it is important to note that all children will grow and develop at their own pace and that milestones are a broad guide.
Milestones lay the foundation, capture the overall growth and development of a child. It is particularly useful if you have concerns and/or suspect that your child is not progressing as they developmentally should.
“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but a matter of moments”