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: 30-33 Months

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Jumps over a sidewalk crack

Situations for Observation of Skill

Take a walk to a park with a playground. Bring a ball and sidewalk chalk.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult might say, “Can you jump over this line?” or “Jump to this line.” Of course, the child will also give the adult instructions, so be prepared for crazy feats!

Behavior Observed

The child jumps forward with sufficient force to move his body two to three times the length of his feet.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Taking walks gets children outside and also gives adult’s a chance to help them practice skills like jumping and running. Even if a stroller is needed for a long walk, the child can get out and be active for part of the walk.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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