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: Jumping/ hopping

Age: 24-27 Months

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Jumps off bottom step

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child on the stairs.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation may be needed, but the adult can encourage the child to “Jump!” on the last step.

Behavior Observed

The child will try to jump, either with both feet or with one foot in a leap maneuver.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Early childhood educators and parents can encourage jumping by suggesting the child jump a crack in the sidewalk, pretend there is a “puddle” to jump, or try to jump like a “kangaroo.”

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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