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: Standing

Age: 12-15 Months

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Stands, squats, stoops, and then moves back to stand

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in play with toys on the floor.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant moves up and down in a variety of ways.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to involve infants in daily chores, (e.g., pulling clothes out of the dryer, picking up toys, getting pots out of the cupboard, throwing diapers in a diaper pail or trash, etc.) These activities require using a sequence of movements that build balance, strength, and coordination. Children love helping, and they’re practicing motor skills at the same time!

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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