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: 48-54 Months

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Plays tee-ball and basketball with a low hoop

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child playing tee-ball with peers.

Elicitation Strategy

Set up the tee-ball activity and encourage children to take turns trying to hit the ball.

Behavior Observed

The child uses a bat to hit a ball.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children of this age are involved in group activities that require more sophisticated, sequenced actions to perform a skill. Gymnastic activities provide opportunities for children to practice more coordinated, sequenced actions requiring use of arms and legs together in varying patterns. These opportunities are important, as children can develop lifelong skills that may translate later into physical abilities for sports or recreational activities.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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