How many body parts can your child identify and how old is he/she?

Kasia - posted on 03/08/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Mine knows eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, feet, toes, head, hair, belly and knees but won't always point them all out at my request. She's 13 months.

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Nadine - posted on 03/09/2009

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My almost ten month old only knows mouth & nose. I'm trying to teach him a little at a time:)

TinaMarie - posted on 03/08/2009

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My 5 year old knows them all but our 17 mo old knows hair, ear, eye, nose, lips, teeth, tongue, chin, butt, cookie, belly, left foot, right foot, left hand, right hand, fingers and thumbs.  And yes, we do teach them by right foot and left foot!

Ashley - posted on 03/08/2009

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my son is 18 months and still doesn't point if I request! only if he is in the mood can we play the game, he also likes to point to my nose ears ect. my son knows nose, ears, belly, head, mouth , toes, and baby booty :)

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Shawndellehaynes - posted on 08/15/2013

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Raegan is 20 months tomorrow and can identify 19 body parts, she can recite the entire alphabet and now she's counting to ten, she also sings twinkle twinkle little star and other songs we sings

Jaime-Lynne - posted on 03/09/2009

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my son is 2 1/2 and he knows all of his body parts, his alphabet, he can count to 16 ( weird number i know..it has to do with how many stairs there are ) we're working up to 20. his colours, shapes and how to spell his name.. and he's starting to sing some twinkle twinkle little star to his little brother.. it's so cute.



I think kids benifit better when there's someone at home to do one on one with them rather than a day care or preschool where it's just a group learning.

Deborah - posted on 03/08/2009

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To April and all that seem to be questioning if the amount of body parts identified is on the low end I just wanted to post a link for the Denver II Developmental Milestones Chart. This chart is part of a test given usually for checking on delays but the chart is a list of averages (NOT DELAYS) in which certain things are accomplished. You will see blocks of months and a darker color at the end where most children fit into the average. So for the identifying body parts:

They should be able to identify 6 body parts: most average around 23 to 29 months to do this task of 6 body parts. The part that shows starting at 19 months to 23 months is considered above average. So if you child is identifying 10 body parts this is really good especially at 19 months. It is a great chart and I hope you find it interesting and useful.

http://drhart.net/clinic/forms/Denver%20...

Oh and by the way ... love your daughter's name: Katelyn. I have to say it is the best name in the world. Okay, that is my daughter's name and spelled the same way.

April - posted on 03/08/2009

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Katelyn knows where her eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, fingers, toes, belly button and both privates (& yes we are teaching her to call them butt and vagina). She is 19 months old today. Some people might think that isn't very much, but I don't want to overwhelm her with all the new stuff. Just like my son in kindergarten, we do repetition and then add 1 new thing when she gets it all right.

Jolene - posted on 03/08/2009

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Mine is almost 12 months and she doesn't point to any body parts yet so I'd say yours is doing pretty good! My niece is 22 months and knows pretty much every body part.

Deborah - posted on 03/08/2009

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My daughter who is 2 1/2 now, knew all her major body parts (eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, belly button, knees, head, etc) before she was 9 months old and could name a few of them by then, but my child was talking very early and speaking in sentences by the time she was 6 months old. By the time she was 16 months old she could name them all and the list grew to include eye lashes, eye brow, forehead, bum (her word for her bottom) forearm, fingers, the list goes on.

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