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: Jumping/ hopping

Age: 18-21 Months

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Attempts to jump without feet leaving the floor

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during an action activity, for example imitating animals that jump.

Elicitation Strategy

Play an animal song, such as “Animal Actions” or read an animal book, then pretend to be the animals. (Make sure there is a jumping animal in the book.)

Behavior Observed

The child attempts to jump but feet do not leave the ground.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Dancing is a good way for children to incorporate many different movements with both arms and legs. They use body parts independently, together, and in alternation. This requires coordinating upper and lower body movements along with both sides of their body.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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