North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Health and Physical Development (HPD)

Subdomain: Motor Development

Goal: Children develop the large muscle control and abilities needed to move through and explore their environment.

Skill Progression: Standing

Age: 21-24 Months

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Stands briefly on one foot when dancing

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child when she is dancing with the adult.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult can model standing on one foot as part of the dance.

Behavior Observed

The child will try to imitate the adult. She can balance on one foot for a second or two.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Dancing is a good way to help children develop balance, weight shifting, and rhythm for movement. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to incorporate fun movement activities into the day, such as walking on pillows, dancing with scarves, and doing “exercises” with adults.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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