9 - 12 MONTHS
A child can usually...
Understand about 10 words
Respond to their name
Recognises sounds and looks for where they are coming from
Recognise greetings and gestures, for example, 'hi' and 'bye'
Understands commonly used sayings by parents
Recognises a few familiar people and objects
Anticipation during peek-a-boo
Makes eye contact
Start to use sounds, gestures and say a few words
Responds to name being called by smiling
Copy different sounds and actions
Engages in simple turn-taking games
Makes some vowel sounds (oo-ee), consonant sounds (p, m, d) and combines sounds to produce a syllable (ma, pa).