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: Sitting

Age: 10-12 Months

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Rotates body to get into sitting position

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant moving into sit from lying down.

Elicitation Strategy

Once the infant is in sitting, the adult can play a “find the toy” game with the infant. Take a favorite toy and hold it up for the child to “find.” Say, “Where is it?” When the child retrieves it, clap and say, “Find it again.” Move the toy behind the child. Repeat moving the toy to different locations in relation to the child.

Behavior Observed

The infant will spontaneously move from lying down to sitting.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Infants now feel comfortable moving and can adjust their positions without falling over. They enjoy moving their upper and lower bodies together to achieve a goal.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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