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: 27-30 Months

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Bends knees and jumps backward several inches

Situations for Observation of Skill

See situation above.

Elicitation Strategy

Jump backward when the lion roars.

Behavior Observed

The child can bend his knees and propel himself forward and backward in a short jump on two feet.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Running, jumping, climbing, and playing ball typically occurs outdoors, but that is not always an option. Early childhood educators and parents can also provide indoor opportunities for motor activities.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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