-Work for toy: reaches or leans toward toy placed slightly out of reach. 65% pass. Pass.
-Feed self: feeds himself finger food. 35% pass. No opportunity. We haven’t done finger foods yet.
-Follow 180 degrees: follows dangling yarn from the side of their head all the way to the other side. 90% pass at 4.5 months. Pass.
-Regard raisin: while holding child in lap sitting at the table, place raisin, cheerio, or similarly sized object on the table; pass if child looks at raisin (pointing to it is ok). 85% pass. Pass.
-Reaches: put toy within reach and encourage child to pick it up; pass if child at least moves arms in the direction of toy. 60% pass. Pass.
-Look for yarn: hold a piece of yarn or small object high, get child to look at it, then drop it (without moving your arm); pass if child looks down for it. 25% pass. Not yet.
-Squeals: makes high-pitched happy sounds. 90% pass at 4.5 months. Pass.
-Turn to rattling sound: hold child in your lap facing you and have someone stand behind child (out of sight) and shake a rattle 6-12 inches away from child’s ear and repeat with other ear; pass if child turns to sound for both ears. 80% pass. Pass.
-Turn to voice: hold child in your lap facing you and have someone stand behind child (out of sight) and whisper the child’s name several times 6-12 inches away from child’s ear—with hand between mouth and child’s ear so child can’t feel the breath; repeat with other ear and pass if child turns to sound for both ears. 60% pass. Not yet. He turns to one side, but not the other.
-Single syllables: child uses single syllables consisting of a consonant and vowel (ba, ma, da, ga). 28% pass. Not yet.
-Imitate speech sounds: repeat a sound several times (cough, clicking tongue, kissy sound); pass if child imitates sound. 45% pass. Not yet.
-Bear weight on legs: supports own weight on feet and legs for a few seconds in a standing position (holding child in standing position and slowly loosening hand support, but not letting go). 90% pass at 4.5 months. Pass.
-Chest up-arm support: Place child on stomach on flat surface; pass if child lifts head and chest with outstretched arms. 90% pass at 4.75 months. Pass.
-Roll over: roll completely from back to stomach or vice versa at least twice. 85% pass. Pass. He’s become a side/stomach sleeper and I can’t keep him on his back to sleep.
-Pull to sit—no head lag: with child on back, grasp child’s hands and wrists and gently and slowly pull to a sitting position; pass if child’s head stays in line with body with no lag (stop if there is immediate lag). 83% pass. Pass.