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: Ball skills

Age: 30-33 Months

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Catches medium-sized ball thrown from distance of 5 feet or more with arms straight out

Situations for Observation of Skill

See situation above.

Elicitation Strategy

Use the chalk to mark off distances for throwing and catching balls (about 4 - 6 feet).

Behavior Observed

The child watches the ball and adjusts hand position for a medium-sized ball thrown from 4-6 feet away.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Don’t forget ball play is for girls too! Encourage parents to take balls with them to the park.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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