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: Motor activities

Age: 33-36 Months

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Uses pedals on tricycle alternately

Situations for Observation of Skill

Allow the child to ride a tricycle to the park, if it is close; or take one to the park for riding there.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child is becoming more coordinated and motor planning allows him to move arms and legs in unison or in opposition.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage the child to play with other children at the playground. Early childhood educators and parents can facilitate this by involving another child in play. Peer play is important for the child who is moving into preschool, and the playground is a place where many peers can be found.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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