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: Locomotion: Crawling/walking/running

Age: 6-8 Months

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Crawls, climbs, transitions through many positions

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily activities.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child is motivated to move and explore the environment by sitting, standing, crawling. She can transition from one movement pattern to another independently.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to involve the child in daily activities in each room of the house. Place interesting objects or materials associated with that room in a place the child can access. Talk to the child about the objects and demonstrate their functions. This will increase motivation to use them.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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