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: 12-15 Months

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Approaches a small, low chair, turns and sits down

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child approaching a child-sized chair.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child loves to have a real chair to sit in, and now has the motor skills to approach the chair, turn her body, aim her bottom without looking, bend and sit.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Provide options for the child’s sitting in play. Early childhood educators and parents can encourage children to sit on pillows, in adult chairs, child chairs, high chairs, and benches. All require the child to make slight motor adjustments and use motor planning.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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